Thelma Kaylor Carey
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Thelma Dixon Kaylor Carey, 87, a lifelong resident of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday morning Sept. 30, 2012, at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Cleveland on Sept. 10, 1925, a daughter of the late Columbus and Mittie Dixon.

She was of the Baptist faith and a member of Samples Memorial Baptist Church. Some of her hobbies included gardening and working with her flowers. She was a loving mother and homemaker. She was awarded the “Ambassador” award during her stay at Morningside of Cleveland for the way she helped those around her.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by an infant son James Farris Kaylor; one sister, Agnes Kile; two brothers: Tom Dixon and Virgil Dixon; one grandson, Douglas Ray Kaylor; and a son-in-law, Don Edwards.

She leaves here to cherish her memory one daughter, Brenda Edwards; four sons: Glenn Kaylor ( Sun Cha), Clyde Kaylor (Wilma), David Kaylor and Johnny Kaylor (Donna); three sisters: Dorothy Brackett (Hubert), Sue Vaughn and Alma Crye. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter, and numerous nieces, nephews, and other extended family members and friends.

A celebration of life service is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the Samples Memorial Baptist Church located at 371 Samples Chapel Road SE, Cleveland, TN 37323 with the Revs. Mark Cameron and Lee Ingram officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with the grandsons and great-grandsons serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the church on Monday night, Oct. 1, 2012 from 5 -8 p.m. and also one hour prior to the funeral on Tuesday.

You are encouraged to share a memory of Thelma and/or your personal condolences with her family by visiting her memorial web page and guest book at

Companion Funeral & Cremation Service of Cleveland is honored to assist the Carey family with these arrangements.