Betty Ann Carden

Betty Ann Carden

Native of Durham, NC

Betty Ann Bailey Carden, 75 of 1372 US 17 South, Elizabeth City, died Friday morning, July 21, 2006. She was born in Durham, NC to the late Jesse Roosevelt and Ophelia Bennett Bailey and was the widow of the late Stuart Wellons Carden, Sr. Mrs. Carden was the former owner of Carden Printing Company in Elizabeth City, a homemaker and a loving and caring mother.

She is survived by three daughters, Connie Ann Carden Thompson and husband, Vince, of Temple, Texas; Nancy Lee Carden Bailey and husband, Frank, of Monrovia, MD; and Deborah Gray Carden of the home; three sons, Stuart Wellons Carden, Jr. and wife, Audrey, of Kill Devil Hills, NC; Jesse Norman Carden, Sr. and wife, Claudia, of Elizabeth City, NC; and Mark Anthony Carden and wife, Debbie, of Elizabeth City; a daughter-in-law, Florinda Buonfigli, of Chesapeake; a sister, June Gray Vaughn of Durham, NC. Mrs. Carden is also survived by 17 grandchildren and 18 great- grandchildren. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Janie Thomas and Leslie Griffin for the genuine loving care they gave to ‘Mother’ during her illness and time of need.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, July 25, 2006 at 2:00 pm in Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, Church Street, by the Reverend Mike Askew and Reverend Roger Melson. Burial will follow in the New Hollywood Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at Twiford Funeral Home Monday evening from 7:00 until 8:30 and at other times at the residence, 1372 US 17 South, Elizabeth City. Twiford’s Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City is assisting the Carden family. To sign the online guest register, please visit

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