February 21, 2021, 87, Seven Springs –
Carl Ray Price, an icon at the Drummersville Crossroads, Seven Springs, N.C., has passed away at age 87. Death came early Sunday morning, February 21, 2021 while at the home of a daughter.
Mr. Price will be remembered for his many years of farming in the Drummersville community and operating his country store, Carlie’s Mart, which proved to be more of a social gathering than anything else. Though he had retired from farming, he continued to raise a large garden which yielded watermelons, collards, and various other vegetables. He was a member of Daly’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church
Mr. Price is survived by his three children, Kay P. Hinson, Joy P. Williams and husband, Larry, and Tony Ray Price and wife, Stephanie, all of the Mount Olive area; his twin sister, Nellie Faye P. Gautier of Seven Springs; his beloved grandchildren, Sandy H. Price and husband, Jason, Clay Hinson and wife, Shelly, Frankie Williams and wife, Tracy, Jeremy Williams and wife, Holly, Tiffany Price, Taylor Price and wife, Kristen, Jordan Price, and Logan Price; nine great-grandchildren (with one more on the way), and a great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Michael Hinson; his parents, Henry B. and Mabel Price; and several infant siblings.
The family welcomes the community to a service to honor the life of Mr. Carl Ray Price which will be held Tuesday, February 23, at 10:00 a.m. by the graveside in the Price Cemetery (located behind his store). Following the service, the family will receive friends at Carlie’s Mart, and at other times, they will be at his residence. Due to COVID, please wear face coverings and observe proper social distancing.