Carolyn “Dude” “Carol” French Kennedy, 71, of Thorpe, WV formerly of Raysal, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 27, 2020 after a brief illness at Raleigh General Hospital. Born February 21, 1949, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Lil Carson of Elkhorn. Carolyn worked in furniture manufacturing in High Point, NC and was a cook for the McDowell County School system. She loved music, dancing, all things WV, shopping, Casper, sitting on the porch, talking on the phone and diet Coke.
Other than her parents, Carol was preceded in death by her husbands, Charles Frank French of Elkhorn and Theodore “Ted” Kennedy of Raysal, and one infant son, Christopher Charles French of Elkhorn, WV.
Survivors include: Daughters, Glenna “GiGi” Erickson and husband Jeff of Thomasville, NC. Karen Wood and husband Michael of Archdale, NC. Stepsons, Scott Kennedy and wife Nerissa of Thomasville, NC. Jerry Kennedy and wife Megan of Rocky Mount, VA. Chris Kennedy and wife Stephanie of Bartley, WV. Jason Kennedy of Martinsville. VA. Stepdaughter, Jackie Hicks and husband Kenneth of Rocky Mount, VA. Sisters: Glenna Farmer and husband Jerry of Thorpe, WV. Linda Meredith and husband Bobby of Bluefield, WV. Eight grandchildren, special nephew Stephen Farmer of Thorpe, WV as well as a host of extended family and friends.
In Honoring the wishes of Carolyn Kennedy, cremation occurred upon her passing. A Memorial Service will be held at 1: PM, Saturday, August 1, 2020, at the Havaco Community Church in Havaco where she was a regular attendee, with Sister Dean Hatfield officiating. In Lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to:Havaco Community Church PO Box 1571 Welch, WV 24801