Coinell Calvin Carson

Published 10:40 am Thursday, December 22, 2011

Coinell Calvin Carson, 61, of Markham Road, Tryon passed away Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011 in the Hospice House of the Carolina Foothills, Landrum. Born in Tryon, he was the son of the late George and Laura Eunice Parks Carson. He was a graduate of Tryon High School and St. Augustine College in Raleigh, N.C. Mr. Carson was a past employee of Bommer Industries in Landrum. He was a member of Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity and volunteered for Hospice since 2003. Mr. Carson attended Ridgeville Baptist Church in Inman, S.C. Surviving is his companion, Sharon Kirkendoll of Tryon; two daughters, Jaleesa Kirkendoll of Tryon and Akira Carson of Gaffney, S.C.; one son, Joshua Kirkendoll of Spartanburg, S.C.; two stepsons, Marcus Kirkendoll (Siberia) of Chesnee, S.C. and Kendall Kirkendoll (Carcenna) of Spartanburg, S.C.; three sisters, Mary Carson of Concord, N.C., Lynn Brinson of Dayton, Ohio and Iola Waters of Hendersonville, N.C.; four brothers, twin brother Alvin Carson of Tryon, Michael Carson of Arlington, Va., Marshall Carson of Baltimore, Md. and Thomas Carson of Charlotte, N.C. Also surviving are seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23 in the McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon, with Rev. Amos Durham officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service Friday from 12:30-1:45 p.m. at the funeral chapel. Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Drive, Columbus, N.C. 28722. An online guest register is available at McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.

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