Iola Wyatt Walton

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Iola Wyatt Walton of Carthage, North Carolina, died February 27, 2023, in Pinehurst, North Carolina, at the age of 90.

Mrs. Walton was a devoted and beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She loved and excelled at quilting, a passion she shared with her mother and grandmother. She surrounded herself with antiques, collectables of all varieties, and Seagrove pottery, and continued the time-honored Rowan County tradition of making delicious chicken and dumplings at Christmas time.

A graduate of Catawba College with degrees in English and Education, Mrs. Walton also held graduate degrees from East Carolina University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A long-time educator, she spent her professional career with the Moore, Rowan, and Davidson County public schools. Mrs. Walton was a devoted member of Carthage First Baptist Church, where she served faithfully as a deacon and church leader. She also taught Sunday School for over 50 years.

A native of Rowan County, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Beulah File Wyatt. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Dr. William C. Walton, her brothers E. W. Wyatt, Jr. and John Clifford Wyatt, her sister-in-law Fay Morefield Wyatt, and her nephews, Dean Wyatt, and Frank Wyatt.

She is survived by her daughter, Becky Prim, and her husband, Tom, of Carthage; by her two sons and their wives, Curt (Clare) of Charlotte and Brent (Brenda) of Fuquay-Varina; by five grandchildren: Blake Prim (Kelly), Corban Prim (Erin), Hannah Walton Bromberger (Ross), Yale Cason (Katie) and Joshua Walton; by seven great-children: Christopher Prim, Rose Prim, Ivy Prim, Lilly Ruth Prim, Colin Cason, Kaylee Cason, and Reece Bromberger; and by her sister-in-law, Betty Bost Wyatt, of Rockwell, North Carolina.

Fry & Prickett Funeral Home will be open on Friday, March 3, 2023 from 2-5 for anyone that would like to see Mrs. Walton. A private service for the family will be held at Pinelawn Memorial Park mausoleum in Southern Pines.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Baptists Children’s Home of NC, PO Box 338, Thomasville, NC 27361, or to The Public Education Foundation of Moore County, Inc., PO Box 1992, Southern Pines, NC 28388.

The family wishes to thank Fox Hollow Senior Living Community and FirstHealth Hospice for their service to the family.

Online condolences may be offered at

Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is serving the family.


Public Viewing: March 3, 2023 2:00 pm - June 8, 2023 5:00 pm

Fry & Prickett Funeral Home
402 Saunders Street
Carthage, NC 28327


Private Service:

Pinelawn Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel
1105 Morganton Road
Southern Pines, NC 28387


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  1. I’m so saddened to see of your loss. No matter how long we have them with us, or how prepared we might should be after 90 years we still long for more time with them as we remember. Thankfully we have that promise of an eternity in Heaven. You’ll all be in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. I only met Iola a few times, but just those times I knew she was a wonderful loving lady.
    Sis Morefield

  3. Praying your whole family can find peace and comfort now and in the days ahead. Much love to you all.
    Many blessings,
    Craig, Kim, Declan, Macartney, Lucas and Laci

  4. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family of Iola Walton. She was a precious lady who was dedicated in providing education to the youth. We know she and Bill are dancing together in Heaven. May God continue to give you peace and comfort.

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