ORANGEBURG -- Funeral services for Carolyn “Dee” Thompson Holback will be held at noon Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at New Bethany Baptist Church, Fort Motte. The body will be placed in the church at 11 a.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Carolyn ‘Dee' Thompson Holback was born Dec. 4, 1952, in Orangeburg County. She was the daughter of the late Timothy Thompson Sr. and Amanda Poindexter Thompson.

She departed this life Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, at home following a brief illness.

She was married to James Holback Jr.

Carolyn graduated from St. Matthews High School, class of 1971.

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She was employed by Ambler Industries of Orangeburg as a seamstress for more than 20 years. Her passions included sewing, quilting and knitting. She was a member of the Southern Appalachian Lovers Quilting Club, Star Lighter Club and Southern Peace Makers.

Carolyn accepted Christ into her life, uniting as a member of New Bethany Baptist Church. She served as a member of the Missionary Ministry (vice president), Usher Board and the Inspirational Choir.

Carolyn leaves to cherish her precious memories: four children, Victor (Savonia) Guinyard of Waldorf, Maryland, Yolanda Guinyard and James Holback III, both of Columbia, and Carlos Lamonte Holback of Orangeburg; seven grandchildren, Kavia, Bryce and Brennan Guinyard, all of Maryland, Ke'AsiaGuinyard, Ke'Mani and Ke'Mya Jacques and Ryleigh Holback, all of South Carolina: six siblings, Rutha Simpson and Rebecca (Clyde) Haynes, both of Orangeburg, Barbara Thompson of St. Matthews, Edna (Robert) Martin of Rock Hill, Timothy (Darlene) Thompson Jr. of Elgin, and Judy (James) Brown of Dillon; an aunt, Mary Lewis of Columbia: a special niece, Jacqulyn (Stephen) Hagood of Greenwood: three special caregivers, Priscilla Cook, Tameika Burkett and Alicia Canty, all of South Carolina: and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends who will miss her in the days and years to come.

Family and friends may call the residence or Carson's Funeral Home in St. Matthews.

Viewing will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the funeral home.

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