Carolyn Apple

January 14, 2014 • Obituaries


Apple_C2On Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, Virginia Carolyn Apple went home to be with her Lord. Services are scheduled at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at First Baptist Church with Rev. Rick Sullivan officiating.

Carolyn [auth] was born June 24, 1929, in Aberdeen, N. C.; the daughter of James A. Lineberry and Almira (Johnson) Lineberry. She was the seventh of nine children. She graduated from high school in Cary, N. C., and shortly after that met the love of her life. Carolyn claimed, with a twinkle in her eye and a smile on her face, that she was one of three girlfriends of Harvey Sheridan Apple. After their courtship, Carolyn and Harvey were married on Sept. 18, 1948, in Raleigh, N.C., thus making Carolyn the real “Apple” of Harvey’s eye.

The couple spent the next eight years in Raliegh before moving to Artesia in 1956. Carolyn loved being a homemaker and her passion was taking care of her family, creating culinary delights, quilting and sewing and hosting the neighborhood coffee group at her home. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Artesia.

Survivors include son, Harvey S. Apple Jr., and wife, Patty, of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; daughter, Carol Ann Apple, and fiance, Jim Spence, of Artesia; sisters: Mary L. Strong, of Alexandria, Va., and Jackie Marshall, of Cleveland, Ga.; granddaughter, Anna Dell Apple, of Murfreesboro; numerous nieces and nephews, including: John Yates Jr., of Artesia; brother-in-law John Yates Sr., of Artesia.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Apple Sr., on Feb. 10, 2003; her parents; three brothers; and three sisters.

Visitation will be at Terpening & Son Mortuary, Tuesday, beginning at 10 a.m.

Pallbearers will be Trampas Spence, Dan Cogar, Calder Ezzell, Steve Spence, Owen Meinke, Robert Crook, Paul Alvarez and Steve Hollinger. Honorary pallbearers include Jimmie Don Graham, Bill Grisham, Mike Meinke, Les Rinderknecht, Ken Whitmire, Don Johnston, Paul Vega, Jerry Burns, Reggie Phillips, Ruben Hernandez Sr., John A. Yates Sr., Bubbles Webb, Paul Sloan, and Eli Herrera.

We know Carolyn’s beautiful smile will be shining on us all.

The family requested that memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Terpening & Son Mortuary. Please express condolences at

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