Carlton R. Edmondson

January 26, 1938 - February 22, 2023

01/26/1938 - 02/22/2023

Past Services

A Celebration of LIfe Graveside Memorial Service
Saturday April 22, 2023
2:00 pm
Sunnyside Cemetery in Scotland Neck, North Carolina
Hwy 258 North
Scotland Neck, NC 27874
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The family will receive friends at the cemetery following the service.

**Update on services** due to the weather the service will be held at the Chapel of Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service ~ Letchworth Chapel**

Carlton R.  Edmondson, 85 passed away peacefully on February 22, 2023 at home.

He was born on January 26, 1938 in Oak City, North Carolina, the son of Carlton L. and Betty Ruth Edmondson. Carlton started first grade in Annapolis, Maryland where his family lived for several years before moving back to Oak City, North Carolina because his mother was homesick. His family moved from Oak City to Scotland Neck, NC in 1947 where he graduated from high school in 1956.  After completing his freshmen year in 1957 at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, he worked at Bethlehem Steel in Baltimore, MD for one year. He then returned to East Carolina where he graduated in 1961 with a degree in accounting. He was employed by the U.S. General Accounting Office (now the Government Accountability Office) in Washington, DC for 27 years.  There he participated in auditing and reporting to the U.S. Congress on various federal agencies’ implementation of   authorized programs.

In 1988 he accepted a position with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Inspector General. It was there that he met his wife Carol (Bartlett) (Morey) from Norway, ME.   They were married April 13, 1991 in Arlington, VA. In 1994 Congress authorized EPA early retirement to its employees who were less than 55 years old and had at least 25 years’ service.  Carlton was already eligible for retirement.  Although Carol was only 49 years old (with 27 years of service), they decided to take advantage of the opportunity and retired in August 1994.  Upon retirement, Carl received the Bronze Medal for Commendable Service in recognition of his dedication and service promoting excellence in audit activities. They then moved to Lake Gaston, N.C. (Eaton’s Ferry Estates) where Carlton had a lot since 1972–the early years of the lake’s development.  He had a house built there in 1979 to replace a mobile home where he and his family had enjoyed boating, waterskiing, and fishing for several years.

After retiring, Carlton served on the board of the Eaton’s Ferry Estates Property Owners Association, first as Secretary and later as its President.  He received a plaque as President in recognition of his exceptional leadership and devoted service in 2000.   At the Lake, he and Carol also often played golf with other retirees. In June 2006, Carlton and Carol moved to Turner, Maine to be near Carol’s son and his family.

He is survived by his wife Carol, his son Kyle Morey, wife Carmen, and grandson, Luke of Turner, Maine; his sister Dorothy “Dot” Jackson and her husband Gene of Battleboro, North Carolina; brother Wilson “Butch” Edmondson of Columbus, Mississippi; nephew Robert “Robbie” Stokes and his wife Angela of Rocky Mount, NC; niece Bonnie Jackson of Rocky Mount, NC,  great-nephew Noah Stokes and his wife Rebecca of Rocky Mount, NC; great niece Mary Kathryne Baker, her husband Michael of Dobson, NC, Stephanie Fitts and her husband David of Tuscaloosa, AL; Shannon Gray, and her husband Mike of Nashville, TN; and Leah Edmondson of Atlanta, GA. Other survivors include several great-great nieces and nephews.

Carlton was preceded by his parents and a sister who died at birth.  The family wishes to thank Androscoggin Hospice for his care since May 5, 2021.  In particular, Barbara Lucas who exemplifies home health care, his nurses, Nikki, Susan and Kristin as well as all other health care providers and nurses.

A Celebration of Life Graveside Memorial Service with Military Rites will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 2:00PM at Sunnyside Cemetery in Scotland Neck. The family will receive friends following the service at the cemetery.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Letchworth Chapel is handling arrangements for the family in Scotland Neck.


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Beverly Whitehurst
11 months ago

Butch and family,
Sonny and I both send our condolences. Carlton also was a good friend of my uncle Ray’s when they both lived in the Washington, DC, area. We are sorry for your loss.