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Carlene Cox Aldridge

May 28, 1928 — November 6, 2022

 

 

Carlene Cox Aldridge, age 94, of Asheboro died Sunday, November 6, 2022 at Harmony in Greensboro.

Carlene was a native of Asheboro and lived the majority of her life in her home place at 218 East Salisbury Street. Carlene was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Robert Scott "Bob" Aldridge; her parents Carl and Isabelle Cox, and her sister Wila Mae Nobel. Carlene retired in the 1980's from the Asheboro Employment Security Commission where she completed many clerical/typist tasks, computer data base tasks, interviewing and job placement tasks.

Carlene was a life long member of First United Methodist Church in Asheboro and was a member of the D.W. Holt Sunday School Class for many years. She loved her church. After retiring, she volunteered at the church by helping in the church library, making visits with homebound members, serving in her church circle group, and helping wherever help was needed. Carlene also volunteered with the Randolph County Senior Adult Association by delivering Meals On Wheels, assisting with the "Rise and Shine" Program and working in the Senior Salt Box Store. She served several years as a volunteer for the NC Department of Public Health and Human Resources and the Randolph County Department of Social Services. Carlene also was active and held various officer positions with the American Legion Dixon Post 45 Auxiliary.  In eariler years, she also volunteered as a Girl Scout leader. Carlene was a long time member of the Colonel Andrew Balfour Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Carlene loved music, especially the old country music, gospel music and hymns of praise. She also loved cats, watching TV game shows to challenge her mind, and collecting glassware and antiques. Most of all, she loved God and her family. Her church and her family were her greatest treasures on Earth. She said her happiest moments in life were marrying her husband Bob, and the births of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She expressed that her children were her greatest accomplishments.

 Carlene is survived by her daughters, Cynthia Dee Aldridge Bennett Perez (Tony) of Columbia SC, Susan Scott Aldridge Dean (John) of Jamestown, NC; grandchildren, Zachary Scott Winslow (Summer) of West Columbia, SC and their children Lincoln and Luke, Tyler Scott Dean (Katelynn)  of Stokesdale, NC and their children Ava Grace and Jaxton, Ryan Christopher Dean of the greater Portland, Oregan area, Leigh Bennett Conner (Andrew) of Norcross, GA and their son Duncan, Sara Bennett Wessinger (Scott) of Newberry, SC and their children Donovan, Kaitlyn and Aidan, niece Susan McCrary and her children Suzanne and Walker McCrary; and many other numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members and friends.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 1:30 pm at First United Methodist Church, 224 North Fayetteville Street in Asheboro with Rev. Lynda Ferguson officiating. Family visitation will follow the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to First United Methodist Church, 224 North Fayetteville Street, Asheboro, NC 27203.

Pugh Funeral Home in Asheboro is serving the family.

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