Carolyn Lou Waddell Adams, 79, of Statesville, N.C., died Thursday, August 25, 2022, at Gordon Hospice House following a short illness. She was born in Galax, Va., to the late Wilmont Earl Waddell and Evelyn Rebecca Siceloff Waddell.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Elam Adams.

Carolyn had been a member of Calvary Baptist Church for a number of years. She loved her church and reading her Bible. She always loved serving others and did so by volunteering much of her time. More than anything, she loved her family and spending time with them.

Those left to cherish her memory include two daughters, Teresa Pharr (Timothy) and Elaine Leviner (Gregory); four grandchildren, Jacob Pharr, Austin Leviner, Evelyn Pharr, and Noah Leviner; two brothers, Larry Waddell (Lou) and Barry Waddell (LeeJan); and a sister, Faye Waddell.

A Graveside Service will be held Sunday, August 28, 2022, at 2 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Gordon Hospice House, 2341 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625. Online condolences may be left at

Nicholson Funeral Home is honored to serve the Adams family.

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