Virginia Patterson Caddell, age 89, a lifelong resident of Carthage died Monday (March 3, 2014) at her home.


Funeral service will be 11:00 AM Friday at the First Baptist Church in Carthage conducted by the Reverends Ray Campbell, Marshall Old and Heath Caddell. Entombment will be at 1:30 PM at the Cross Hill Cemetery Mausoleum in Carthage, N.C.


Born in Moore County she was the last surviving child of the late Dewey and Thelma Gilmore Patterson. Jenny worked alongside her husband for many years at Alex's Exxon in Carthage where she managed the grocery portion of the station and helped keep books. She never met a stranger and was always happy to see friends and family.


She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Alex Caddell, who died in 2012 and sisters, Frances Cockman, Olivia Griffin and her niece, Carlotta Maples, whom she considered a little sister.


She is survived by her children Carol Old and husband Marshall of Elon; Larry Caddell and wife Lisa of Carthage and Andy Caddell and wife Sylvia of Cameron; adopted daughter Elizabeth Howard; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Sister-in-law Dot Moss and husband Jay of Carthage.


The family will receive friends Thursday from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at First Baptist Fellowship Hall and other times at the residence.


Memorial may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 824, Carthage, NC 28327.

Fry and Prickett Funeral Home is serving the Caddell Family.




Memories Timeline


  1. Please accept our deepest sympathy. May those precious memories be foremost in your hearts and minds during this difficult time.

    ( Isaiah 25:8)

  2. Our family extends our heartfelt sympathy to Larry, Carol, and Andy plus their immediate families in the loss of your mom(and grandmother). Mrs. Caddell was a kind lady who always opened her doors to the neighborhood children including myself and many oth

  3. Larry we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Our prayers are with you and your Family. Linda Tew Addington & Family

  4. So sorry to hear of Miss Jenny’s passing. She was a sweet lady and will be missed by many. May God bless the family and give you that peace that passeth all understanding.

  5. I will always especially remember how much she did for all of us kids at the First Baptist Church in vacation bible school .She was so good to all of us kids,

    So sorry for everyone’s loss !

    Johnny Riddle

  6. Larry, sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. I know how much she meant to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this trying time. Sorry Gwen and I could not be there but we leave for Richwood, Ohio for a family funeral on F

  7. To the family, i wanted to write a message here so all the family could see it. Mrs. Caddell was always smiling when i would bump in to her somewhere. She & Mr. Caddell both would stop & chat! One time i was pulling through Wendy’s drive-thru & they were

  8. We will miss your frinedly smile espeically on Sunday mornings at church. Jenny was always friendly, kind and happy to be with people. Jenny always remembered to ask me about my family and how they were doing which meant a lot to me. She lived a good life

  9. Carthage has lost yet another wonderful person. Love and prayers to all the family. Heaven is a jollier place with her there!

  10. Our deepest heartfelt sympathies to the Caddell families for the loss of their Mother and their Granny. We send our strength, love and tears.

  11. We were saddened to learn of Mrs. Caddell’s passing. We count ourselves fortunate to have known her. May God comfort each family member and friend who is missing her today.

  12. Miss Jenny and the entire Caddell family have been extremely special to our family. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. – R.V. Hight and Doris Hight Thurkill

  13. Ms. Jenny and the entire Caddell family have been very special to us over the years. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family as we remember this very special woman. – R.V. Hight and Doris Hight Thurkill

  14. Carol and Larry.. I have fondest memories of your mom and pray that you find strength and comfort in knowing how much she meant to those who knew her and the high esteem in which she was held by all. She will be remembered for all time. God bless you and

  15. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. Mrs. Caddell was always such a sweet, kind, and caring lady. I remember her at the station when I just gor my drivers license, she was always looking out for others! She will be greatly missed.

  16. Larry, Andy & Carole,

    I am saddened to learn of your mom’s passing. My condolences to you and yours. God Bless.

  17. May you all be comforted to know that ‘Miss Jenny’ is present with the Lord and reunited with her dear husband, Alex. Everyone who knew her loved her. She was such a special person. What a wonderful heritage you have. We pray that our dear Lord and Savior

  18. Carol,

    Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    With my deepest sympathy to all the family.

  19. Larry, Carol and Andy-

    We were so sorry to hear about your mama’s dying. She will be sorely missed by everyone who knew her…

    We enjoyed and valued Jenny & Alex’s friendship all these many years! You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  20. Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers today and in the days to come. I have many fond memories of your parents. Always loved stopping by the station with my mom to visit with Ginny. Our parents were definitely ‘ The Greatest Generati

  21. Larry, Carol and Andy and Families.My hearfelt prayers are with you at this time..Of course, Jenny was a light in our lives as well as in Willie Mae Hunter’s Family. Her light will shine on! Many Blessings.

  22. I am sorry to read of the passing of your loved one. Words don’t always ease the pain when you are grieving the death of a loved one, but I hope you will find comfort in Jesus’ promise of the resurrection hope(Acts 24:15)when he will raise up those who ar

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