Carolyn A. McCain
Carolyn A. McCain, 89, a native of DuBois, Pennsylvania, and resident of Athens, Alabama, for 39 years passed away from lung cancer Sunday, November 17, 2019.
Carolyn was a registered nurse for 12 years and volunteered with Hospice of Limestone County for over 20 years and RSVP for 25 years. She was an active member of Isom's Chapel United Methodist Church for 39 years. She was also a Marine Corps and Army wife for over 28 years.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother "Giga," daughter, sister and aunt. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and community. She lived a life of quiet service to God and to others. Her selflessness was matched only by her generosity. Her presence brought a peace and calmness when the storms of life rolled in. She truly lived her faith every minute of her life. She was the bravest and strongest woman we knew. She made life better by being in it.
Carolyn was preceded in death by her father, John Shenkle; mother, Nellie Shenkle (Pentz); husband, Lt. Col. William T. McCain Jr. (USA); daughter, Maj. Michelle Thompson (USAF); brothers, Courtney, Dick and Bill; and sister, Betty.
She is survived by her sister, Patty Fair; daughter, Kim McCain; son, Shawn McCain; and daughter-in-law, Jeannie. Grandchildren are Caitlin Groce, Daniel McCain and Anna McCain.
The family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, November 23, 2019, at McConnell Funeral Home in Athens. The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, November 24, 2019, at Isom's Chapel UMC, 16230 Mooresville Road, Athens, by Pastor Tony Jones and Brother Bill Stone. Burial will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Isom's Chapel UMC Memorial Fund, 16230 Mooresville Road, Athens, Alabama 35613; the Gideons International, P.O. Box 265, Athens, Alabama 35612; or to Hospice of Limestone County, 405 South Marion Street, Athens, Alabama 35611.
Published on November 19, 2019


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Susan Irons Crittenden
Nov 21, 2019
My heart was broken to hear the news of Mrs Carolyn’s passing. We rejoice in the home going, but her love and light will certainly be missed here on earth. I’ve never met another person so kind, generous, and Christlike. Prayers and love for all the family and those she treated as family. 💔❤️
Teresa Scott
Nov 20, 2019
She was such a delightful person! I’m sorry that she is gone but God has much better plans for her now!