Carol Lowder Hearne, 83, of Albemarle, passed away Friday, May 6, 2022, at Spring Arbor in Albemarle.
Carol was born July 3, 1938, in North Carolina to the late Roscoe James Lowder and the late Maiefield Miller Lowder.
She was also preceded in death by husband, Otis Wade Hearne, and son, Gregory Steven Hearne.
The family will receive friends from 1:00pm - 1:45pm, Friday, May 13, 2022, at Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle. The graveside memorial service will immediately follow on Friday, May 13, 2022, at 2:00 pm at Stanly Gardens of Memory, 2001 East Main Street, Albemarle, NC., officiated by Rev. Stephen Smith.
Survivors include sister, Jane Lowder Cooper of Albemarle, NC; three brothers; niece, Stephanie Cooper; nephew, Kevin Cooper (Hannah); and great-nephew, James Cooper.
Carol has lived and worked her entire life in Stanly County. As a member of the 1956 graduating class of Albemarle High School, she began a full time job with the City of Albemarle. In October 1956 she married the love of her life, Otis Wade Hearne. In 1960 they became the parents of their only child, Gregory Steven Hearne. Carol loved to sew, she made many of her own clothes and altered many others. She was a great painter of ceramics and many of her special pieces are still in her home. She loved to make them and give them away to her sister, niece, and nephews. After retirement she enjoyed tending to the flowers and plants in her yard and house. She was born with a green thumb and a father who taught her how to care for many of her plants and flowers.
Greg did not have any children so she "adopted" her niece and nephews as her own. They all love their Aunt Carol and learned much love about caring for plants and flowers from her. James refers to her as "My Carol". Collecting "things" was a passion of Carol's. Black kittens and cats of all sizes, materials, and poses are probably her greatest and largest collection.
Memorials may be made to Butterfly House Children's Advocacy Center or Hospice of Stanly County.
Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Hearne family.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Carol Lowder Hearne, please visit our floral store.