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Graveside Service

St. Mark Lutheran Cemetery
Monday September 21st, 2020
1:00pm - 1:30pm

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Carolyn Alligood Wike

Carolyn Alligood Wike, age 84, of Cullowhee, NC passed away on September 17, 2020 after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Johnny Wike and the daughter of the late Bill and Ruth Alligood.

She was born in Roanoke Rapids, NC, raised in Mount Holly, NC, and graduated from Mount Holly High School. She also graduated from Winthrop Women’s College in Rock Hill, SC, now Winthrop University. She retired from the Jackson County NC Public School System where she taught Language Arts at Cullowhee Valley School. She also served as a cheerleading sponsor and coach at the former Cullowhee High School. Carolyn dearly loved her family and her friends.

Carolyn is survived by two sons; Eric (Angie) Wike of Seneca, SC and Matt (Rachel) Wike of Sylva, NC. She is also survived by four grandchildren; John Tanner Wike of Charleston, SC, Joseph Hayden Wike of Conneaut, OH, Kendall Paige Wike and Lawson Daniel Wike, both of Sylva, NC, and one sister; Susan Alligood Hess of Stanley, NC.

A private, family graveside service will be held later at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church Cemetery in Claremont, NC.

The family welcomes cards and letters of remembrance addressed to: PO Box 2614 Cullowhee, NC 28723. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made in Carolyn’s memory to: The Coach Johnny and Mrs. Carolyn Wike Athletic Scholarship @ WCU Catamount Club 92 Catamount Rd. Cullowhee, NC 28723 or by phone at: 828-227-3047.

Appalachian Funeral Services of Sylva, NC is serving the family.         

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I worked with Carolyn at Cullowhee and my saddened by the loss. She always had a special smile and a wonderful laugh. My prayers are with the entire family!

Cherrie' Moses Sep 21 2020 12:00 AM

Ron Pressley Sep 19 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Carolyn Wike

Ron Pressley Sep 19 2020 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss she was a great teacher and sweet person she will be missed

Olsa Queen Sep 19 2020 12:00 AM

Carolyn was so good to us! My mom has lost her best friend but heaven gained a wonderful soul. J. R.

J. R. Mount Sep 19 2020 12:00 AM

Matt and Rachel, so sorry to hear of Carolyn's passing. She was a one in a million woman, mother and grandmother. I know she will be dearly missed.

Katy Smith Douglas Sep 18 2020 12:00 AM

She was a wonderful teacher. Thoughts and prayers for you all.

Tina Fisher Sep 18 2020 12:00 AM

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