Carol was born on May 9, 1934 in Midland City, Alabama. She graduated as valedictorian from Midland City High School. During her high school years, Carol was a cheerleader, editor of the school newspaper and annual and Miss FHA 1951 and 1952. She earned her B.A. in Education at the University of Wyoming in 1970 and a Masters Degree in Special Education from Troy State University in 1985. Carol enriched the lives of countless students and colleagues across the country with her humor and dedication to teaching. She retired from Honeysuckle Middle School in Dothan.
Survivors include her husband Bill Williams of Dothan; daughters, Katrina Lynn Hoff of Boise, ID and Julie Hoff Bainbridge and her husband Brent of Ontario, OR; three grandchildren, Jasper Hoff, Kendra Holderman and Jordan Bainbridge; a great-granddaughter Addison Holderman; a brother Mac Palmer and his wife Joy of Dothan. Additional survivors include nieces, Vicki Carol Owens of Dallas, TX and Susan Bryant of Brandon, MS, as well as four step children, six step grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Carol will be missed greatly by all who knew her, but her legacy and love of life will live on in their hearts forever.
In honor of Carolís lifelong passion for education, donations may be made to Dothan City Schools, Department of Exceptional Child Services, 500 Dusy Street, Dothan, AL 36301. Phone: 334-793-1397. Donations may also be made to Southern Care, Inc., the hospice program whose caring staff made Carolís last days more comfortable and provided support to her loving family. Gift checks may be made out to: Southern Care, Inc., Corporate Office, 3536 Vann Road, Birmingham, AL 35235.