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Carolyn Dennison Michael

July 1, 1922 February 8, 2019
Carolyn Dennison Michael
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Obituary for Carolyn Dennison Michael

Carolyn Dennison Michael, 96, of Mount Solon, passed away Friday, February 8, 2019 at Sentara RMH Medical Center. 

She was born in Augusta County on July 1, 1922, and was a daughter of the late Hensel Givens and Nellie Irene (Shull) Dennison. 

Carolyn was a member of Emmanuel Church of the Brethren.  She retired from Dunham Bush when they closed, and then worked at the Village Inn.  She was a graduate of North River High School. 

She was united in marriage on January 1, 1947 to Verlin Evers Michael, who preceded her in death on January 31, 2011. 

She is survived by her children, Sharon Hanger and husband Emmett, of Sangerville, Durwood Michael and wife Zo, of Mt. Crawford, Erwin Michael and wife Carol, of Harrisonburg, and Vern Michael and wife Mary Jane, of Port Republic;  a brother, Garland Dennison and wife Mary Lee, of Mt. Sidney, and a brother-in-law, Raymond Diehl of Weyers Cave.  Twelve grandchildren, Shelley (Chris) Husband, Michael (Tammy) Hanger, Scott (Joanne) Hanger, Heidi (Norris) Bunn, Chad Hanger, Ashley (Jeremy) Blackwell, Adam (Marguerite) Michael, Alexandria (Marshall) Channing, Jenifer (Bryan) Fletcher, Valeda (Wes) Blank, Justin (Holly) Michael, and Michelle (Josh) Vaughan, thirty three great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren also survive. 

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Kathleen Milstead and Lorraine Diehl, and two brothers, Stanford Dennison and twin brother, Carroll Dennison. 

At Carolyn’s request the casket will be closed. 

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 PM on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Emmanuel Church of the Brethren, 411 Emmanuel Church Road, Mt. Solon, with Pastor Ryan Cooper and Rev. Kevin Daggett officiating.  Burial will be private.   

The family will receive friends following the memorial service. 

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Mt. Solon Fire and Rescue Squad, 86 Emmanuel Church Rd., Mount Solon, VA 22843.

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4:00 PM 2/16/2019 4:00:00 PM
Emmanuel Church of the Brethren

411 Emmanuel Church Road
Mount Solon, VA 22843

The family will receive friends following the memorial service. 

Emmanuel Church of the Brethren
411 Emmanuel Church Road Mount Solon 22843 VA
United States

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