Carolyn Ann Hatcher

  • Born: August 29, 1949
  • Died: August 21, 2021
  • Location: Inman, South Carolina

Seawright Funeral Home and Crematory

26 E. Main Street
PO Box 192
Inman, SC 29349
Tel. (864) 472-6836

Tribute & Message From The Family

Carolyn Ann Laughter Hatcher was born on August 29,1949 to parents Eddie Laughter & Eva Parris Laughter. She went to be with her Lord & Savior on Saturday, August 21, 2021.

From early childhood, Carolyn was a selfless peacemaker and loved her family deeply. She was a "Daddy's girl" and would go on Wrecker Pulls as a child with her father who owned Laughter's Auto Parts & Garage in Inman. This love towards her family continued through her life by taking care of her family. She showed the love of her Savior Jesus Christ. Carolyn gave her heart to Jesus at age 11 on April 7, 1960. Carolyn was a member of The Encouraging Word Ministry. She watched faithfully every Sunday. She was a lifelong member of Ingleside Baptist Church in Landrum where she taught the little ones in Sunday School. At the age of 40, Carolyn became a registered nurse graduating from USC Upstate Nursing School with honors. She was awarded the Student Nurse of the year award. She also was a member of the Gamma Beta Phi Club. While working for Mary Black Hospital, she continued to care for her father, who was ill with Parkinson's disease, devoting her time to care for him.

Carolyn always said her most precious gift was her daughter, Julie Ann Sexton Folk. She dedicated Julie at Ingleside Baptist Church to the Lord. She told God that Julie was their child. The strong bond between Julie and Carolyn grew stronger through the years up until the very day God called Carolyn home to heaven.

She is survived by her daughter Julie Ann Sexton Folk and Julie's husband Michael, who she thought of as her own son, her Chihuahua, Bella Hatcher who stayed by her side and her granddogs, Cotton & Bitsy Folk. Extended family, not by blood but by heart, is her daughter-in-love, Rhonda Horton with who she had a longtime friendship with Rhonda's Mom, Sara. Also Julie & Rhonda have been close friends since 2nd grade. She is survived by Thomas and Donna Heller, Abby and their furbaby, Dexter. She is also survived by a very special friend and neighbor Richard Prescott. She was predeased by her parents Eddie and Eva Parris Laughter and her lifetime, loving husband, Kenneth Hatcher.
She leaves behind many loved Co-workers, cousins, neighbors & many close friends.
The family would like to thank the wonderful care team at Spartanburg Regional Hospital.

Carolyn's greatest wish was for people to accept Jesus Christ as Savior so they would go to heaven. She would remind people that we are saved by Grace through Faith in Jesus Christ. Romans 10:9-10, Ephesians 2:8-9, John 3:16, John 14:6 & Philippians 4:13. Carolyn's favorite verse was Isaiah 41:10. Carolyn lived out her testimony during her life. Without a doubt Jesus has surely said to her "Well done My good & faithful servant!"

Her celebration of life was held Wednesday August 25, 2021 with Pastor Seth Buckley officiating. It was an intimate service where people were reminded of Jesus Christ. In lieu of flowers or food, Carolyn requested that donations be made to Spartanburg First Baptist Church Building Fund 250 East Main Street, Spartanburg SC, The Encouraging Word Ministry, a part of Spartanburg First Baptist Church, In Touch Ministries with Dr. Charles Stanley 3836 Dekalb Technology Parkway, Atlanta, Georgia 30340, The American Red Cross, or The Spartanburg Animal Shelter 150 Dexter Rd. Spartanburg SC 29303.
Cards are appreciated as well as donations towards her final arrangements in care of her daughter, Julie Folk. The family requests privacy and prayers at this time. There will be no visitation.

Condolence & Memory Journal

My beautiful little Mama. I miss you so much. I can hardly bear the pain. Life without you is never going to be the same. We were so close & always stuck together. We were best friends & Twins!
Only with Jesus am I able to get through each day.
I know you are healed & happy in heaven. I know I'll see you again.
I just miss talking to you everyday multiple times a day.
You were the best Mama in the world. We will always be BFF'S & TWINS. I'll see you soon pretty little Mama. Love, Juju

Posted by Julie Folk - Inman, SC - Daughter   October 09, 2021

Dearest Julie (JuJu), I extend my deepest condolences to you in the loss of your beloved Mama. Although we have never met in person, I've come to know you and the love you shared with your Mama through FB for the last several years. It is obvious that your Mama instilled in you a great Love of Christ and the joy of bringing others to Christ. Your Mama lives on in you and will be with you in Spirit until you reunite again in Heaven as God has promised. I pray God's Peace over you and those who loved your Mama. Much love and affection, Ofelia

Posted by Ofelia Phillips - Alvin, TX - Friend   August 28, 2021

Dear Family:
I am so sorry to hear about Carolyn passing.
The last time I saw Carolyn was at the Inman Post Office awhile back. We talked about her intermediate family, how much she loved them and shared a laugh or two. The years have been good to her and she never seemed to age. She always had a smile for everyone she met and when she walked into the room everybody knew it, because she had the gift of conversation; never a loss for words. I remember Carolyn as a warm and sweet person to everyone she met and always willing to help them in any situation or problem they were having.
I remember two of the many admirable qualities that Carolyn had, she was a wonderful mother to her daughter Julie, gave her every opportunity, more love than any person I've ever known, and the fact she took care of her husband and parents in their later years of declining health, while still working as a RN full time. This is a great quality, very hard to find in today's society, and almost non-existent.
With heartfelt sympathy I am thinking about Julie and Michael and praying God will give you the courage to see you through day by day, and I know your many wonderful memories will warm your heart always, and bring you much comfort in the days ahead. God said in His Word, "to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord." I'm sure she would not want to come back to this crazy world with all its toil and struggle. There is no doubt she will be missed by many people.

Jim Sexton Inman, SC August 28.2021

Posted by James Sexton - Inman, SC - Family   August 28, 2021


Posted by Jim Sexton - Inman, SC - Family   August 28, 2021

May God Bless Her Family Always

Posted by Susan Campbell - Inman, SC   August 27, 2021

Julie you and your family have my deepest sympathy.May God continue to give you comfort and peace.

Posted by Genice Williams - Savannah, TN - Friend   August 26, 2021

Hey my beautiful little Mama & my BFF TWIN! I KNOW you wouldn't want all that I wrote about you in your obituary/legacy but I was always so proud of you Mama & I still am. I just wanted to share with people the wonderful legacy you left behind on this earth. I can feel your Spirit with me & still guiding me through. I feel The Holy Spirit with me & I am comforted. I know we're going to see each other again.
I believe it'll be anytime now! The signs are all around. This world is falling apart.
Until then I'm going to keep going & by your example staying strong.
I love you always! Love, Juju BFF TWINS FOREVER!

Posted by Julie Sexton-Folk - Inman, SC - Daughter   August 26, 2021

I am so sorry to hear this about Carolyn. She was such a sweet lady. I knew her from years ago when she dated my brother. I always thought a lot of her. Her family will be in my prayers!

Posted by Debbie Suddeth - Inman, SC - Friend   August 26, 2021

Julie so sorry to hear about your mom My prayers are with you and your family

Posted by Randy Ertzberger - Inman, SC - Friend   August 26, 2021


When I think of Carolyn I think of her smile. One of the most beautiful smiles I have ever seen along with her beautiful brown eyes. She was so willing to help in any situation. I was alone at night one time and we talked to the wee hours in the morning and she offered to come to my house and check on me. She would say things that would make me laugh. She had this wonderful personality that just drew you in. My heart is so saddened and my prayers are for Julie and for those that loved her so much! But I know she is in heaven and she has been reunited with her husband Ken, the man she loved so dearly! Heaven is rejoicing now another saint has come home. She will be greatly missed!! May the peace that only God can give be with Julie and Michael!

Posted by Charlotte Sexton - Inman, SC - Family Friend   August 25, 2021

Julie..I am so sorry about Carolyn's passing. You and Michael are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Rachel & Don Dill - Campobello, SC - Family   August 25, 2021

Julie please know that you are in my prayers Your mother was a very kind and loving person. She will be missed by a lot of people. Norma Gaines

Posted by Norma Gaines - Inman, SC - Acquaintance   August 25, 2021

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