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July 1, 2014

Dilly “Carol” Dyer Thaxton

67; Lanesville

Funeral services for Dilly “Carol” Dyer Thaxton, 67, Lanesville, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 3, at Northside Christian Church, New Albany. She died Monday, June 30, 2014.

She was a retired English teacher at Butler Traditional High School and was also a member at Northside Christian Church where she was actively involved in the Grief Share Program. She was born July 25, 1946 in Glasgow, Ky. to the late Martin W. and Margaret Piercy Dyer. 

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, James E. Thaxton; children, Gary Zuniga and his wife, Priscilla, Wade Thaxton and his wife, Clarissa, Keith Thaxton, and Rebecca Diane Thaxton Sands and her husband, Donnie; grandchildren, Elanore Thaxton, Gracie Walker, Chance Zuniga, Brittany Zuniga, Zachary Bolyard and his wife, Venus, Krista Bolyard; and great-grandchildren, Kyan Bolyard and Tristan Zuniga. 

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her son, Kyle Thaxton, and grandson, Chance Zuniga. 

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at Newcomer Funeral Home,  New Albany.

Contributions in Carol’s memory may be made to the Grief Share Program at Northside Christian Church.  To leave a message for the family, please visit our website at

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