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Mrs. Girldine Leadingham Carroll, age 100, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Olive Hill, passed away Sunday morning, Feb. 12, 2017, at the Beaumont Trenton South Shore Campus Hospital in Trenton, Michigan.
She was born Feb. 8, 1917, in Elliott County, a daughter of the late Cleve and Elizabeth Mauk Leadingham.
Girldine was of the Christian faith and worked as a homemaker. She enjoyed shopping, sewing, quilting, exercising, working crossword puzzles and spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, John Timothy Carroll; one daughter, Dixie Carroll; five brothers, Burge Leadingham, John Leadingham, Reese Leadingham, Gene Leadingham, and Madison Leadingham; four sisters, Barbara Harris, Shirley Leadingham, Mavis Lemaster, and Evelyne Leadingham; and three grandchildren, Debbie Crook, Jeff Carroll, and Pamela Carroll.
Girldine is survived by four sons, Cledys Carroll of Owingsville, Curt Carroll of Southgate, Michigan, John Paul Carroll of New Boston, Michigan, and Roger Carroll of Mt. Airy, North Carolina; one daughter, Kimberly Osborne of Waterford, Michigan; ten grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; 12 great-great grandchildren; and her best friend and companion, Lillie, her Maltese dog. She also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss her.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, with Brother Roger Carroll officiating. Burial will follow in the Leadingham-Mauk Cemetery in Elliott County.
Friends may visit from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West Highway US 60, Olive Hill, Kentucky 41164.
Bill Osborne, John Carroll, Keith Middleton, Kenny Copper, Carlos Middleton and Burse Leadingham will serve as pallbearers.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.globefc.com.
Published on February 14, 2017
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