Obituary of Carolyn Virginia Waldhour Baynard
Baynard, Carolyn Virginia Waldhour, 89, of St. Petersburg, Florida, passed away peacefully in her home Tuesday morning, July 24, 2018. Her sister, Alyce Waldhour Lightsey was with her. Carolyn is also survived by her sister Shirley Anne Waldhour Roche; one brother Ronald Eugene Waldhour, (spouse Rhetta) currently residing in South Carolina; a cousin William Oscar Lewis, III, (spouse Letty); cousins Betty Heery and Nancy Lee both of Savannah; one nephew Mark D. Lightsey (spouse Cindy); niece-in-law Gwyn Senokossoff and two nieces Nancy A. Roche Bassett (spouse Michael) and Elizabeth A. Roche Goins (spouse Douglas); as well as grand-nephews Andrew C. Lightsey, Matthew J. Lightsey, Zachary J. Bassett (spouse Emily), Stephen R. Bassett, Kyle D. Goins and grand-niece Kathryn E. Goins. Carolyn was predeceased by her father Elmer Eugene Waldhour, mother Nell Lewis Waldhour; brother-in-laws Clarence E. Lightsey and James G. Roche; husbands John Benton Wallace (married 1981-1994) and William T. Baynard, Sr. (married 2001-2014). Carolyn was born February 23, 1929, in Savannah, Georgia and moved to St. Petersburg, Florida in 1958. She worked for the St. Petersburg Times for a few years, then relocated to Tampa where she worked as an Administrative Assistant for Byron Harless and Associates, Clinical Psychologist, and then for the Florida State Senator, Henry Saylor. Carolyn became an active member of the First United Methodist Church, St. Petersburg for many years working with the Altar Guild and numerouos other groups. She was best known for her style and grace; she was after all from “The South.” She was a very caring sister to Alyce, Shirley and Ronnie. She was always stylish and fashionable, including her hats. She enjoyed entertaining and hosted many memorable soirees for family and friends. Carolyn had an elegant flare for setting beautiful tables, loved peonies and pink roses and enjoyed reading cookbooks. She faithfully remembered birthdays and all special occasions. She was lovingly called “Nana” by her family.
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