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Carolyn Stiles May

July 5, 1938 — September 23, 2023


Carolyn Stiles May

Carolyn Stiles May, 85, of Owensboro, passed away on September 23, 2023. She was born to the late Earl and Clyde Ramey Stiles on July 5, 1938, in Aubrey, AR. Carolyn's deep Methodist beliefs guided her life, and she loved talking with people and making new friends. She cherished cooking for her loved ones.  A devout Arkansas Razorbacks fan, she never missed a chance to cheer them on. Most importantly, her family was the foundation of her heart, and she especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Sidney Young May, Jr., and her son, Sidney Young May, III.

Those left to cherish her memory include her son Steven May and his wife Tiffany of Owensboro and daughter-in-law Kelli May of Greenville; grandchildren, Samuel May, Danielle May and her husband Jeshua Stradley, Garath May and his wife Brooke and Sydney May.  

The celebration of life for Carolyn will be Thursday, September 28th at 5:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army of Owensboro.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Salvation Army of Owensboro.


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Celebration of Life

Thursday, September 28, 2023

5:30 - 6:30 pm (Central time)

The Salvation Army of Owensboro

215 S. Ewing Road, Owensboro, KY 42301

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