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William Wylie Carothers
September 15, 1933 ~ September 11, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Mr. William Wylie Carothers, 89, passed away Monday, September 11, 2023 at Palmetto Oaks Residential Care Home in Pageland, SC, just shy of his 90th birthday. Born September 15, 1933 in York County, SC, he was a son of the late Sam and Lyda Biggers Carothers.
Funeral services will be 12:00 noon, Saturday, September 16, 2023 at Liberty Baptist Church, 410 Blessed Hope Road, York SC. Burial will follow at Lakeview Memory Gardens in York, SC. The family will receive friends from 11:30 to 12:00 noon, prior to the service.
Affectionately known as Wylie by everyone, he was kind and cared a great deal about family. Wylie worked for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System for over 30 years. He was the head custodian of Berryhill Elementary School in Charlotte.
Wylie attended Liberty Hill AME Zion Church for many years until his health declined. There, Wylie served on the Hymn Choir as well as the Men’s Choir.
Wylie is preceded in death by his loving wife, Jessie Willingham Carothers; three sisters, Alma Ruff, Mattie Carothers Adams, and Magdalene Brannon; four brothers, Oscar Carothers, Sammie Carothers, Cleveland Carothers, and Loraine Carothers.
Survivors include two daughters in love, Angela Gabriel and Melissa Mungo (Marcus) both of Lake Wylie, SC; one son in love, Omari Adams of Greenville, SC; seven nieces that he cherished: Carolyn Ruff, Barbara Morrison, Mary Stowe, and Orene C. Clinton all of Lake Wylie, SC, Mary Alice Boyd of Powder Springs, GA, Delois Roseboro (Ronnie) of Huntersville, NC, and Shirley Sanders of Gastonia, NC; one nephew, John Carothers of Gastonia, NC; two special cousins, Geraldine Mitchell of Durham, NC and Quincey Sanders of Charlotte, NC; and a host of great nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.