Carrie Mae Holdaway Thorpe

Carrie Mae Holdaway Thorpe, 97, of Powells Point, NC died Thursday, December 1, 2022, at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center. 

Born in Mouth of Wilson, VA on October 25, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Ola Pilkins and Andrew Franklin Holdaway. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Orvelo Thorpe; daughter, Sharon Thorpe; son, Baby Boy Thorpe; sister, Geneva Ringer; and two brothers, George and Paul Holdaway. 

A loving Christian woman, Carrie devoted her life to taking care of her family. She was a homemaker and always a hospitable host. 

Carrie is survived by a daughter, Carol Whetzel (Steve); grandchildren, Christin Pfeifer (Eric) and Patrick Barclay (Andrew Farr); four great-grandchildren, Chandler Barclay, Dakota Goldsmith, Brodie Pfeifer, and Ainslie Pfeifer; and two sisters, Eva Popkins and Ruth Williams.

A celebration of Carrie’s life will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, December 8, 2022, at Adams-Green Funeral Home in Herndon, VA. Burial will follow in the Chestnut Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives Wednesday evening from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Adams-Green Funeral Home. 

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