Frances Carolyn Fields, 87 of Randleman died Thursday August 18th at the Wesley Long Hospital. She was the daughter of the late John Claude and Addie Kittrell Nance, formerly of Liberty. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Edna Shepherd, Margaret Beasley and Lucy McPherson, brother Milton Nance.
Carolyn grew up in Liberty and attended high school in Liberty where she played on the school's basketball team. Her head was turned by a handsome young man before she finished school. They met on a blind date set up by her sister. This young man, Ray Harrison Fields, Jr. wooed her to marriage. They were married on August 4th , 1951 at the home of her aunt on Spring Garden Street in Greensboro. Soon after they were married Ray Jr. was drafted in the Army. After basic training he was stationed in Anchorage, Alaska. Carolyn joined him where they lived until they returned home in 1955. She began to study the Bible and was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses. She was very active in her faith aiding many to come to an accurate knowledge of the Bible and was a faithful member of the Randleman Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses until her death.
Carolyn was a lover of nature. She spent much time feeding her birds and growing her specialty, beautiful roses. Cats were he absolute favorite animal. Always taking in strays and making them fat and healthy. When she wasn't outside, her kitchen was filled full of the aromas of baking and cooking meals for her family. She was famous for her pound cakes, homemade soup and best of all her potato salad and fudge. One of her many talents that all joked about was her ability to remove any stain from clothes. We lovingly called her our "Chinese laundry woman". She will be missed by her very large family.
Surviving are her husband, Ray Jr. of the home, daughters Lisa Auman (Darrell) and Melinda Cagle (Bryan) both of Randleman. Grandchildren Chatel Aikens (Dominic), Kevin Auman, Jennifer Gilmore (Patrick), Nathan Auman (Julie), Jessica Fox (Jason). Seleta Auman and Marisa Kelly (JD). Great grandchildren Justin Davis, Savannah Prater (Donald), Madison Brooks, Reanna, Audie and Daylin Auman, Emery, Ainsley, Jack Gilmore, Thomas Auman, Kashton Fox, Ireland and Noland Wheeler, and Grace Kelly. Great-Great grandchildren, Zander Davis, Kaden and BentleyPrater.
A Private graveside service will be held Tuesday, August 23rd. at 2:30 at the Randolph Memorial Park, officiated by Leroy Akers. Visitation will be Monday, August 22nd from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Pugh Funeral Home in Randleman.
A memorial service will be held at the Randleman Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Brookwood Acres Dr. August 27 at 2:00 pm.