Carolyn Winifred Webb Crowl, age 90, died Dec. 25, 2012. A Christmas angel has earned her wings.
Winnie was born on Oct. 25, 1922 at Hazel Creek in Proctor, NC to the late Fannie Cooper Whitaker and Clark Harrington Webb. An EBCI tribal member, she was raised in Cherokee and graduated from Swain County High School. Winnie attended Mary Washington College, subsequently graduating from The University of Virginia Hospital School of Nursing in 1944. Although she found herself living in various cities through the years, her heart never left the Smoky Mountains and she lived there the last eight years of her life. She engaged in many hobbies such as gardening, cooking, painting, and writing. She owned and operated the Pioneer Motel in Cherokee for many years.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her half-sister, Nancy Brandt. Survivors include her three children Judy S. Miller and her husband Dr. Frank B. Miller of Morganton, North Carolina, Stephen D. Shelton and his wife Diane R. Shelton of Powhatan, Virginia, and Gary J. Shelton of Virginia Beach, Virginia; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 at the LDS Chapel on route 441 in Cherokee. Graveside dedication followed the service at the Drama Cemetery.