Carley Winifred Williams Pardington, 86, died peacefully at home after a lengthy illness on July 13, 2013. She was born June 14, 1927 to Ben Harvey Williams and Emma Alberta Clark Williams in a mill house on Weaver Street in Carrboro. She retired as a University Administrative Manager from UNC-CH after a successful career spanning 36 years. An active citizen, Carley manned Carrboro voting precincts, served on the Appearance Commission, and generously shared her far-reaching memories of the history of Carrboro people, places and events with many of us, including numerous historians, writers and most recently in a feature by NC Now for UNC-TV celebrating the Carrboro centennial. Her greatest passion was her family. She raised five children and was the much loved Mamgee of five grandchildren and two great-grandsons.
She is survived by her four children, Carley Looney Walker and Celia Looney Pierce of Carrboro, and Edward Stephen Pardington and Joseph Chipman Pardington (Nan) of Chapel Hill, as well as Brandon Coy Pierce (Danielle) of Greensboro, a grandson she helped to raise. She is also survived by her beloved sister Rebekah Williams Easley (Quenton) of Burlington and many loving nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by one son, Malcolm Wayne Pardington and her brother, Wayne Clark Williams, and both parents.
A Celebration of Life service will be held July 27th at 1:00 PM at Binkley Baptist Church in Chapel Hill, followed by a greeting in the Fellowship Hall.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Durham Rescue Mission at 507 E. Knox St., Durham, NC 27701.