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Carol's humor, good will, and boundless joy will be sorely missed by all of us who were blessed to know her. It is hard to imagine beginning our book group without words of wisdom or an hilarious joke or story from her. Know she will be held close in our hearts as she soars with the angels.
Kay and Calvin Stephens
We hope to continue our dinners together ❤️.
I know Carol thru Newcomers Golf. She was a person full of joy and shared her joy with those around her. My deepest sympathy to the family.
Dear Bill and Family, I was shocked to learn that Carol had passed away. I valued her friendship and enjoyed knowing her. I will miss seeing her, and Parkway North will not be the same without her. My sincere condolences. May God bless and comfort you during this very difficult time.
Catherine Carol Brinkerhoff Dunlop
Catherine Carol Brinkerhoff Dunlop of Fernandina Beach passed away September 14, 2022 at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville.
Carol was born in Memphis, TN and was a daughter of the late Roelof and Catherine Sterling Brinkerhoff.
Carol led a full life. A Homecoming Queen at Clarksville, TN High School, she was an actress in many plays including Ann Frank, where she was the lead. She graduated from Vanderbilt University and married Bill Dunlop, her husband of 57 years. Her career started by teaching in Augusta, GA. Afterwards, living in Nashville, TN for 27 years, she received a Design Degree from Watkins and ended up starting her own Design Business.
She and Bill moved back to Clarksville in 1997 where she continued her design business but also became active in the Madison Street United Methodist Church, taking on a role on the Board of Trustees just weeks before a Tornado totally demolished the church. In 2005. Carol and Bill moved to Milledgeville, GA and took up Bridge and other games including golf. She eventually found herself as President of the Board of the Milledgeville Country Club. Carol liked adventures, shopping and most anything that had the word “GO” in it.
After her husband retired, they moved to Fernandina Beach where her activities included golf, Bridge, Book Clubs and gardening. Again, she found her way to be on the board of the Parkway North HOA. She is also a member of Memorial United Methodist Church.
She leaves behind her husband of more that 57 years, Bill; a son, Barry (Andrea); a daughter, Katy (Rod, her significant other); a granddaughter, Lauren; and a 6 month old puppy named Rascal. In addition, she is survived by her sister, Karen Brinkerhoff, who states that Carol was her inspiration to pursue a career in acting/stage production and teaching. There are also 3 bothers and sisters in law including Fred (Jackie), Mary Marr, Glenn and several nieces and nephews and their children.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 17, 2022 beginning at 2:30 PM at Memorial United Methodist Church in Fernandina Beach. She will be laid to rest at Greenwood Cemetery in Clarksville, TN at a later date.
The family asks, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Memorial United Methodist Church or Madison Street United Methodist Church.