Carrie Waddell McFalls Dotson

Published 10:39 am Monday, February 1, 2021

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TRYON – In the early morning hours of Tuesday, January 26, 2021 Carrie drew her last breath on this earth and her first breath in Heaven.  Carrie was a friend to many and a stranger to no one after only a few short minutes.  Her fondest times were spent at McDonalds socializing around the “round table” every morning for many years.  Her many friends would come and go throughout the morning and years having a cup of coffee and perhaps a biscuit, but the conversation was what fed her.  During the last two years her health declined and the number of visits ended.  The precious friendships made at the “round table” may not be understood by the outsider looking in, but to the ones that gather there; it is very precious time spent with friends.


Carrie was the daughter of the late Otis and Dora Poole Waddell Sr.

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She was a member of Beulah Baptist Church


She was survived by two daughters, Lori Waldrop (Jeff), Lisa Brown (Willie Ormand); two daughter in laws, Renee McFalls, Julie McFalls; a brother, Larry Waddell (Kathy); four sisters, Louise Roper ( James), Brenda Gilbert (Gary), Ann Searcy (Milo), Deborah Bohanon (Larry); a sister in law, Darlene Waddell; seven grandchildren, Kyle, Kailyn, Will, Cara, Wendy, Blaine, Blake; eight great grandchildren, Logan, Carson, Averee, Lauran, Hannah, Madison, Cayden and Addison.

In addition to her parents she is predeceased by two sons, Rickie McFalls, Donnie McFalls; a grandson, Cody; a brother, Otis Waddell, Jr.; two sisters, Polly Peace, Evelyn McFalls.

Graveside service will be held 2:00pm, Saturday, January 30, 2021 at Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by Rev. Todd Fletcher.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Thermal Belt Outreach Ministries, 124 White Drive, Columbus, NC  28722, Mobile Meals, 75 Carmel Drive, Columbus, NC  28722 or Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 374 Hudlow Road, Forest City, NC  28043.


Condolences may be left at


Petty Funeral Home

Landrum, SC