We say goodbye for now and lay to rest God’s beautiful angel. Vina “Carrol” Wiles, 87, of Kannapolis died Sunday, May 17, 2020 at her home after a period of declining health. A private graveside service to celebrate her life was held at Carolina Memorial Park with her grandson, Rev. Christopher Wiles officiating.
Carrol was born April 29, 1933, in Rowan Co., a daughter of the late Russel Belvin and Minnie Marshal Wiles. In addition to her parents, Carrol was preceded in death by her brother, Billy James Wiles and her great-great-grandson, Christopher Thomas, her daughter-in-law, Sharrie Wiles and son-in-law, Hollis Harper.
Carrol graduated from Cannon High School, Class of 1951 and was attended the Louise Harkey School of Nursing. She worked for her mother at the Friendly Restaurant in the Centerview community and later bought it and opened it as the Centerview Café, retiring in 1993 after 35 years in foodservice. Carrol was of the Baptist faith and was adored as a Sunday school teacher. Her hobbies were canning food for family and friends, fishing, watching NASCAR as she was an avid Earnhardt fan, Atlanta Braves, baseball, gardening and board games. Most of all being with her family and friends.
Carrol was a beloved mother of 6 children; Michael Wiles (Amber), David Wiles, Larry Wiles (Dawn), all of TN and Ricky Wiles of the family home and twin daughters; Bobbie Smith (Oscar) and Dobbie Wiles, both of China Grove. She was also maw-maw to 12 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren. Carrol is also survived by 2 sisters, Dorothea Mae Howard and Sandra Arlene Helms, both of Kannapolis.
Online condolences may be left at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com and memorial donations can be made to the National Kidney Foundation 620 Montana Drive
Charlotte, North Carolina 28216
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