August 9, 1946 ~ November 9, 2022

Carolyn Lemons passed away on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, peacefully in her home surrounded by her family.

Carolyn was born on August 9, 1946, in Hobucken, N.C. to the late Louis and Ferbie Stanton. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sister, Velma Sadler.

She graduated from Jordan-Matthews High School in 1964. Family was very important to Carolyn. She was a beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. She married her high school sweetheart, Thomas Edward Lemons, on December 18, 1965. Carolyn and Tommy lived in Apex, N.C., for 34 years before they returned to Siler City in 2007. Carolyn was a stay-at-home mom. Once her children were grown, she worked part time at Fairview Garden Center in Apex for 12 years.

Carolyn had a great love for her family. Everyone was placed first over herself and she cared deeply for others. She was an amazing mother to all her children and had a special bond with her grandchildren and great-granddaughter. Carolyn has touched many lives during her 76 years. She will be deeply missed by all.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Tommy Lemons; children, Paige Buffaloe and husband James, Amanda Spinks and husband Ron, and Will Lemons; grandchildren, Mason and Reese Buffaloe, Madison Flaugher and husband Hunter, Camden, Riley and Anson Spinks, and Chloe and Carmen Lemons; great grandchild, Landrey Flaugher; and sister, Mary Self and husband Dwight.

The family received friends on Saturday, November 12, 2022, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Oakley Baptist Church, 2300 Siler City Glendon Rd., Siler City, with the funeral service following at 2 p.m. with Dr. Jeff Johnson and Rev. Chuck Woodruff officiating. Burial was at Hope Cemetery in Bonlee.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Oakley Baptist Church.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Lemons family.

Online condolences may be made at