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James Edward Carroll 1944-2020
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James Edward Carroll 1944-2020

James Edward Carroll, 76, of Great Bend, Kansas passed away Sunday, July 5, 2020.

James Edward Carroll was born March 14, 1944 in Neodesha, Kansas the son of Johnnie Carroll and Norma (Marlett) Carroll. He grew up in Fredonia and graduated from Fredonia High School in 1962. He attended Pittsburg State University and graduated from Providence, St. Margaret’s School of Radiology in Kansas City, Kansas in 1981.

He served in the United States Army from 1962 thru 1965 and was honorably discharged. He worked as a radiologist and retired in 2005.

James married Hattie Sue Deeds June 19,1965 and was later divorced. He then married Vivian Elizabeth Ford in 1983 until her death February 7, 2003. He later married Betty Jean Hawthorne July 19, 2008.

He enjoyed going to mountain man events, black powder gun events and military shows.

Survivors include his wife Betty Jean Hawthorne Carroll. Children Deanna Carroll of Lane, Kansas, George Carroll of Wichita, Kansas, Fathom Good of Adrian, Missouri, Heather Wipff of Cisco, Texas, Robin Hoevet of Sayre, Oklahoma, Brandy Conard of Caney, Kansas, Jonathan Sokoll of Newalla, Oklahoma, Jimmy Carroll of Sayre, Oklahoma, Aaron Carroll of Palm Bay, Florida and 10 grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents Johnnie and Norma Carroll, Vivian Elizabeth Ford, son John Carter Jr., and sister Johanna Franks.

Celebration of Life Funeral Services occurred Saturday, July 18, 2020 at Wickham Family Funeral Home, 510 North 7th, Fredonia, Kansas.  Interment was held in the Fredonia City Cemetery with military honors. Memorial remembrances are suggested to the Avenue of Flags and they may be left or mailed to the funeral home.

Funeral arrangements provided by 

Wickham Family Funeral Home

510 North 7th 

Fredonia, KS 66736

The Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Wednesday, July 29, 2020

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The new flag is a reproduction of the American banner from 1865, and therefore includes Kansas star from 1861, as well as two more for states that were added during the war. - photo by Chuck Smith