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Carol "James" Rayborn

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Obituary

Carol James Rayborn, 74, of Bayville, passed away peacefully at home on April 6, 2020 with her loving family at her side. Born in New York City, she lived in New Jersey since 1961, had several moves to different states before settling to Bayville in 2012. She was a 1963 graduate of Matawan High School and was employed many years as a Secretary/Medical Transcriptionist. Carol was predeceased by her loving husband Kenneth in 2015. And by her two great granddaughters, Kayleigh and Elianna Bragg in 2019. Also predeceased by her mother Pearl James Oliver and her father Alvin James, her brother Alan James and her sister Shirley Ford.

Surviving are her daughters, Kimberly Callihan and her husband Delvin, Michelle Seeds and her husband Dale, Kristi Seeds and her husband Donald; four grandchildren, Brittany Bragg, Zachary Seeds, Joseph Rayborn and Briana Seeds. Also surviving is her great grandson Jaxon Seeds, brother Jimmie James and his wife Cathy, sister Patricia Boldman and her husband Leonard, brother Richard Oliver and his wife Marie also, several nieces, nephews and cousins and many very dear friends, especially Kimberly Belanger.

Funeral arrangements are private with the family under the direction of Mastapeter Memorial Home in Bayville. For messages of condolences, please go to our website, mastapetermemorialhome.com.
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    Location
    B.G.W.C.D. Veterans Memorial Cemetery
    Address
    350 Provinceline Road
    WRIGHTSTOWN, NJ 08562
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    Notes
    Interment with her husband will be private.
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Bob Warwick

Posted at 06:14pm
The Matawan Regional High School Class of '63 held our 50th Reunion in October 2013 and our 55th in October 2018. Thanks to the incredible efforts of classmate Carol James Rayborn tracking down classmates all over the country both were huge successes. It was such fun for those of us on the Reunion committee while meeting to plan the 50th reunion, we decided to continue meeting and have monthly luncheons thereafter. Until last summer, Carol was one of the regulars at our luncheons. When I heard the awful news I sent the following in an e-mail to the alumni with whom I am aware Carol has been in contact.

I have said numerous times that I did NOT want to send e-mails whenever a classmate had passed on. Last thing I want is to become the "Grim Reaper". But in Carol's case I am making an exception. Without her enthusiasm and doggedness in finding and staying in touch with classmates, our reunions would not have been nearly as successful. I personally will miss Carol greatly and am sure you will as well. I have no details on any arrangements yet and am sure there can be no "in person" services. If anyone gets any news it would be great if you could do a reply all to this e-mail.

If you can think of anyone I omitted from this mailing please forward it to them. Thanks!

May Carol rest in peace.

Bob

Following are replies I've received from Carol's classmates.

So sad that we now have to add Carol to the list of classmates who have passed.
May she rest in peace.
Dolores

Thank you for a beautifully written letter.
My sincere sympathy to Carol’s family.
Gloria

The world just got a lot smaller without this wonderful lady. She will be missed
by all her family and friends. May she rest in peace.
Darcy

I appreciate the update even if it is sobering news. I was on Facebook with Carol
so I heard the updates.
Eddie

I had heard that she wasn't doing well. She was such a kind, calm, and organized lady who was instrumental in keeping
us class members connected. I can still see her sitting at our last reunion table, chatting away and having a lovely time.
She was a very gracious lady.
Carolyn

Yes indeed that is sad news about Carol. I had heard last week that Carol was receiving Hospice.
But at that time she was given more time. I had no idea when I sent her a card last year that she was physically damaged
internally, so it came as quite a shock. My deepest sympathies to her children.
Mark

Sending my condolences.
Tim

I found out this morning but even though we knew ahead that she was critical it still sad news. Stay well -stay safe. God bless.
Harold

Thanks Bob for sharing the sad news of Carol's passing. Received it on Facebook from her Daughters.
She was a sweet caring Person & will be missed.
RIP Carol.
Sadly submitted John & Jonnibelle

So sorry to hear this sad news. Thanks for sharing.
Wayne

I did not know Carol when I went to school but exchanged some correspondence when
she was setting up the 50th reunion. She appeared to be a very nice person and I
am sorry that I never met her in person.
Robert

So sorry to hear of Carol's passing. She was a nice lady.
Larry

I suspect more replies will be coming. Its very sad that due to Coronavirus, we are not able to come pay our respects in person. Please know we share her family's sorrow and will never forget Carol.

Bob Warwick
 
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Kristi seeds Posted at 07:08pm

Thank you for all your kind words in honor of our mom she will be greatly missed after all this mess we will be having a memorial service for those that want to come
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Debbie Weichel

Posted at 04:00pm
So sad to hear of the passing of your beloved mother and grandmother, Carol. She was a great person, a very smart lady, and we had a lot of laughs when we worked at ORMC, even though we were working at home. I was sad when she had to move but knew it was the best thing for her. Here is the photo we had together just before she went back to New Jersey and I am so glad I have it. I will keep you all in my thoughts in prayers. Take care. God Bless! They are dancing in Heaven together again.

Kristi Seeds

Posted at 02:44pm
Mom I will always love and miss you I remember you always embarrassing us in store when you would dance to old music boy I wish I could see that again
BF

Bernice Fasulo

Posted at 02:41pm
Carol I will always remember the winter phone calls the minute the snow started and the phone rang I knew it was you lol. You would always laugh and say can I ride with you to work! You did not like the snow. We always had so many laughs and we were always getting ourself into predicaments. That is how we got nicknamed Ethel and Lucy me being Lucy. I miss you already and will never forget my best friend. RIP Carol aka Ethel.
Love Bernice aka Lucy.
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