Carolyn Brooks

Aug 13, 2013

Waynesville — Carolyn Joyce Patton Brooks, 76, passed away Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 at The Homestead.

A native and lifelong resident of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late Dwain Carlisle and Christell Hendrix Patton.  She was preceded in death by four sisters: Dorothy Patton, Edna Nicholson, Betty Homelius and Elizabeth “Libby” Edwards.  Carolyn enjoyed traveling and “cutting a rug” to bluegrass music often performed by her husband. She was very involved in the Haywood County Democratic Party and worked as a precinct judge for the Haywood County Board of Elections. Carolyn loved everyone and never met a stranger. Above all, she adored her family and cared deeply for each one. She was also a member of Allens Creek Baptist Church.

Carolyn is survived by her husband of 58 years, Tommy Brooks; a daughter, Joyce Brooks Russell and her husband, Hugh, of Waynesville; one grandson, Joshua Brooks Corn of Portland, Oregon; two sisters, Frances Davin of Daytona Beach, Florida and Grace Mitchell of Waynesville; one brother, Dwain Scruggs and his wife, Yvette, of Waynesville; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14 at Wells Funeral Home of Waynesville.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 90 Stiles Road, Canton, N.C. 28716 or to Medwest Hospice, 560 Leroy George Drive, Clyde, N.C.  28721.

Wells Funeral Homes & Cremation Services of Waynesville is in charge of arrangements. An on-line memorial register is available at

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