Carolyn Loftin Gaither
September 14, 1932  -  April 8, 2019

Carolyn Loftin Gaither


Receiving of Family and Friends
First United Methodist Church Sanctuary
167 E. Broad Street
Ozark, AL  36360
Friday, April 12, 2019
12:30 P.M. to 2:00 P.M.
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Celebration of Life Service
First United Methodist Church Sanctuary
167 E. Broad Street
Ozark, AL  36360
Friday, April 12, 2019
2:00 P.M.
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First United Methodist Church Gardens
167 E. Broad Street
Ozark, AL  36360
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First United Methodist Church of Ozark Organ Fund
167 E. Broad Street
Ozark, AL  36360

First United Methodist Church of Ozark General Fund
167 E. Broad Street
Ozark, AL  36360

Mrs. Carolyn L. Gaither, 86, of Ozark, passed away on Monday, April 8, 2019 at her home.

Celebration of Life services for Mrs. Gaither will be held on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. in Ozark First United Methodist Church with Reverends Michael Sigler and Bobbi Lassiter officiating. The family will receive friends and family from 12:30 to 2:00 P.M. in the church sanctuary. Fuqua Bankston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Interment will be in the Gardens of the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the “Organ Fund” at Ozark First United Methodist Church or to the church located at 167 E. Broad Street, Ozark, AL 36360.

Mrs. Gaither was born September 14, 1932 in Pensacola, Florida to Mr. Fred Loftin and Mrs. Cara Balkcom Loftin. She was raised in Fairhope, Alabama and graduated from Fairhope High School and Huntingdon College. On August 2, 1953, she married Dr. Billy D. Gaither.

For almost 66 years she served as a pastor’s wife in the United Methodist Church. Her life was filled with love and service. In the local churches they served, she sang in the church choirs, taught and attended Sunday School classes, and participated in the women’s groups. She never met a stranger. Her out-going and friendly personality was brightened by her winsome and fun sense of humor. She graced every place she went.

One of her favorite books was “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein. It was a trademark on her full and bright life.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. Billy D. Gaither; two daughters, Ms. Kimberly Jones of Tallahassee, Florida and Mrs. Hope Stockton (Richard) of Auburn, Alabama; three grandchildren, Cole Stockton, Eric Jones, and Jessica Jones. She is also survived by three great-grandchildren; a loving sister, Mrs. Edna Aldridge (Rex) of Robertsdale, Alabama; and numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins.




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  1. Richard and Angela Rouse
    HONORAVILLE, AL

    Rev Billy , you and your family are in our prayers. Thanks for both of your service through the years.

  2. Rev.Richard Holmes
    Opp, AL

    Bless you Billy and your family. We love you all.

  3. Daniel and Reba Enfinger, and Family
    Echo, AL

    Our deepest condolences and prayers for your family.

  4. Jeffery Spiller
    THEODORE, AL

    Billy
    You and your family are in our prayers. Carolyn was a beautiful person and ya'll made a great team.

  5. Roy Lee and Jan Fuqua
    Ozark, AL

    Mrs. Gaither's smile and laugh were contagious. She was one of the few people, if not the only person, who decorated for Mardi Gras in Ozark. She celebrated life to its fullest and made everyone around her a better person for having know her. Mrs. Gaither will be missed by many including our family! May God give you comfort and peace in the days ahead!

  6. David Cook
    Mobile, AL

    Bless the Lord for the life an ministry of Carolyn Gaither! She passed on the love of Jesus where ever she was. I give thanks for the many, many positive encouragements from her. I will miss her.

  7. Pamela McLeod
    Ozark, AL

    Brother Gaither, my prayers are with you and your family. Ms Carolyn was a sweet lady that always had a nice word for everyone, even Flethcher.

  8. Paula Bynum
    Ozark, AL

    Such a precious lady! Her smile would light up every room she entered! We love you, Bro. Billy! You and Mrs. Carolyn have been a sweet, sweet part of our family life!

  9. Paula Bynum
    Ozark, AL

    Such a precious lady! Her smile would light up every room she entered! We love you, Bro. Billy! You and Mrs. Carolyn have been a sweet, sweet part of our family life!
    Paula & Donny Bynum

  10. Patty Fenn
    Ozark, AL

    I am so thankful to have known AND LOVED this precious woman of God. I am the better for knowing her ❤️

  11. Carole Overstreet
    Fort Walton Beach, FL

    My deepest condolences to Brother Billy and family. Mrs. Carolyn was a precious lady and will be missed by all. God bless you.

  12. Robin and Ronnie Simmons
    Ozark, AL

    We are so saddened at Ms Carolyn’s passing. She was truly a light in this world and will be missed by so many. Our prayers are with you

  13. Harvey & Sandy Monk
    Ozark, AL

    Sandy and I sent our condolences and love! We are away and can't be there with you during this difficult time. We just want you to know that we love you and we're in prayer for you.

  14. Robert and Brenda Steed
    Ozark, AL

    We are so saddened at the loss of Mrs Carolyn, but also rejoicing for her in her heavenly home where we will meet again some day. Praying for your family Rev. Billy.

  15. Shavon Williams
    Opelika, AL

    Please accept my heartfelt condolences in the loss of your mother. Please know that I am praying for you and your family. May the Lord’s blessing be upon you and your family always.
    “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Chris Jesus.” Philippians 4:7

  16. Ralph and Lesley Foster
    Montgomery, AL

    Dear Hope and family, we are so sorry for your loss of your dear Mother. Please know that you are in our prayers at this sad time. May our Lord bless and comfort you all.

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