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Billy Carroll

February 27, 1935 — February 12, 2016

Billy Ray Carroll, 80 of Harrogate, TN passed away at his home surrounded by family on Friday, February 12, 2016. He was born on February 27, 1935 in the Crummies community of Harlan, KY to the late Rice and Carrie (Goodin) Carroll. He grew up working in and around industries that lead him to a career in the coal business. On March 23, 1955 he married Jewell (Brooks) Carroll and together they raised three children and a special nephew. They enjoyed spending time with family and friends, as well as traveling together. Through encouragement of family, he founded BRC Construction in 1974. While in business, he made many lifelong relationships with the people of Harlan and Bell counties. He dedicated his career to the coal mining industry, while giving back to the communities he loved. He believed we should work to make a living, but also the act of giving makes a life. After many years, he retired to spend time with his family, to hunt, raise greyhounds, and pursue his favorite pastime of farming and working with cattle. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge believing in its brotherhood of men seeking loyal involvement with religious faith. He was a member of the Ebenezer Baptist Church at Ingram, KY.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and stepmother Nannie Mays Carroll, and step-brothers Frank Mays and Benny Mays. Left to honor and remember him are his wife Jewell of 60 years, his daughter Debbie (Freddie) Mays, sons Terry (Jennifer) Carroll, and Mike (Janet) Carroll, all of Pineville, KY. Special nephew, Darrell (Irma) Brooks. Grandchildren, Justin (Jamie) Mays, Carrie (Joe) Daniels. Brandie (Jason) Lambdin. Hollie (John) Lambert, Clay (Jessica) Carroll, Amanda (Michael) Branstutter, and Ashley (Mike) Bennett. Great grandchildren, Alex and Ty Mays, Harlie and Calie Pannell, John Dalton and Camie Lambert, Brayden Carroll, Ethan Warren, Hannah Daniels, Chanda Martin, Gracie Branstutter, and Annslee Bennett. Step-brothers Leroy (Nancy) Mays, Tommy Mays, Step-sisters, Judy (Bill) Cameron, Ruby North, Sonia Kelly, Virginia (Wallace)Powell, Shirley (Marshall) Peace, Joyce Mays, and Saundra Mays. Special sister-in-law Billie Owens. Special Friends Fred and Rosalee Gregory and a host of many more. Special Friends and business associates Elmer Kinkaid Jr., Betty Halsey, Tim Howard, David Howard, Shelby Wilson, Claude Wilson, and Harvey Napier.

Family, friends and others whose lives Bill touched can visit the Brooks-Durham Funeral Home from 5:00pm to 8:00p.m. on Saturday, February 13, 2016. Masonic services will be held at 8:00pm in the Brooks-Durham Funeral Home Chapel. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be all past employees. Funeral Services will be Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 2:00 pm at the Ebenezer Baptist Church at Ingram, KY with Rev. Keith Bays, Rev. Dee Fuson, and Rev. Paul Wayne Goodin presiding.

The Carroll family would like to extend our gratitude for the prayers for our dad and family during this difficult time. Through mercy and grace of our Lord, we received comfort and strength for endurance in our time of need. We request your continuous prayers as we mourn the loss while rejoicing in the Lord’s promise to sustain us. We would also like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Jerry Woolum and the staff of the Pineville Community Hospital. Also, we would like to thank Amedisys Home Care & Hospice Care for their support, specifically special nurses Melissa McKinney and Angie Brunsma. Caregiver Billie Blankenship.

Billy Ray Carroll, 80 of Harrogate, TN passed away at his home surrounded by family on Friday, February 12, 2016. He was born on February 27, 1935 in the Crummies community of Harlan, KY to the late Rice and Carrie (Goodin) Carroll. He grew up working in and around industries that lead him to a career in the coal business. On March 23, 1955 he married Jewell (Brooks) Carroll and together they raised three children and a special nephew. They enjoyed spending time with family and friends, as well as traveling together. Through encouragement of family, he founded BRC Construction in 1974. While in business, he made many lifelong relationships with the people of Harlan and Bell counties. He dedicated his career to the coal mining industry, while giving back to the communities he loved. He believed we should work to make a living, but also the act of giving makes a life. After many years, he retired to spend time with his family, to hunt, raise greyhounds, and pursue his favorite pastime of farming and working with cattle. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge believing in its brotherhood of men seeking loyal involvement with religious faith. He was a member of the Ebenezer Baptist Church at Ingram, KY.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and stepmother Nannie Mays Carroll, and step-brothers Frank Mays and Benny Mays. Left to honor and remember him are his wife Jewell of 60 years, his daughter Debbie (Freddie) Mays, sons Terry (Jennifer) Carroll, and Mike (Janet) Carroll, all of Pineville, KY. Special nephew, Darrell (Irma) Brooks. Grandchildren, Justin (Jamie) Mays, Carrie (Joe) Daniels. Brandie (Jason) Lambdin. Hollie (John) Lambert, Clay (Jessica) Carroll, Amanda (Michael) Branstutter, and Ashley (Mike) Bennett. Great grandchildren, Alex and Ty Mays, Harlie and Calie Pannell, John Dalton and Camie Lambert, Brayden Carroll, Ethan Warren, Hannah Daniels, Chanda Martin, Gracie Branstutter, and Annslee Bennett. Step-brothers Leroy (Nancy) Mays, Tommy Mays, Step-sisters, Judy (Bill) Cameron, Ruby North, Sonia Kelly, Virginia (Wallace)Powell, Shirley (Marshall) Peace, Joyce Mays, and Saundra Mays. Special sister-in-law Billie Owens. Special Friends Fred and Rosalee Gregory and a host of many more. Special Friends and business associates Elmer Kinkaid Jr., Betty Halsey, Tim Howard, David Howard, Shelby Wilson, Claude Wilson, and Harvey Napier.

Family, friends and others whose lives Bill touched can visit the Brooks-Durham Funeral Home from 5:00pm to 8:00p.m. on Saturday, February 13, 2016. Masonic services will be held at 8:00pm in the Brooks-Durham Funeral Home Chapel. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be all past employees. Funeral Services will be Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 2:00 pm at the Ebenezer Baptist Church at Ingram, KY with Rev. Keith Bays, Rev. Dee Fuson, and Rev. Paul Wayne Goodin presiding.

The Carroll family would like to extend our gratitude for the prayers for our dad and family during this difficult time. Through mercy and grace of our Lord, we received comfort and strength for endurance in our time of need. We request your continuous prayers as we mourn the loss while rejoicing in the Lord’s promise to sustain us. We would also like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Jerry Woolum and the staff of the Pineville Community Hospital. Also, we would like to thank Amedisys Home Care & Hospice Care for their support, specifically special nurses Melissa McKinney and Angie Brunsma. Caregiver Billie Blankenship.
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Sunday, February 14, 2016

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, Ingram, KY 40977

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