Carolyn Belote


Mrs. Carolyn Ward Belote, 88, wife of the late James Stanley Belote and resident of Cape Charles, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2023, at her residence.

A native of Birdsnest, she was the daughter of the late Edgar Lloyd Ward and the late Grace Nottingham Ward. She was a member of the Cape Charles Baptist Church.

She is survived by her daughters, Sally Flynn and husband, Wayne, Patricia Abraham and husband, Timothy, Beverly Manning and husband, Tom, and Sharon Pearson and husband, Bruce; a sister, Sue Ludwig; eight grandchildren, Laurel, Kelly, Eric, Adam, Ronald, Robert, Holly, and Keith; and seven great-grandchildren, Jordan, Devon, Isaiah, Natalie, Michael, Gavin, and Wyatt. She was predeceased by a daughter, Jean LeCato, and a grandson, Andy.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. at Doughty Funeral Home with Pastor Russell Goodrich presiding.  Internment will be private. Family may join friends at the funeral home Wednesday morning from 10 to 10:30 a.m.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore.

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