Carole J. Chestnut


Carole Jo's soul entered heaven where she looked upon the face of her Savior and Heavenly Father. Many of her loved ones were there to greet her.
Carole Jo Johnson Chestnut was born in Ashland, the daughter of Joe W. and Nancy McDavid Johnson of Grayson.
In 1959, she married Paul Justin Chestnut and on August 12, 2019 they would have celebrated their 60th anniversary.
Carole is survived by her husband, Paul; three children, Allyson Jane Woods (Buddy) of Delaware, Ohio, Paul Joseph "Joe" Chestnut (Tracey) of Centerburg, Ohio and Amy Louanna Harris (John Robert) of Nerstrand, Minnesota; her sister, Sally Jan Johnson Berry and special brother-in-law, Sherman Berry of Grayson; six grandchildren, Delaney Jane Woods, Jacob Tyler Chestnut, Garrett McDavid Woods, Jolee Anna Yang Harris, Joshua Thomas Chestnut, Johnathon Truman Chestnut; her niece, Cara Layne Berry; and her special nieces and nephews, Madison Noelle, Brayden MaKane, Bryson Tate and Anniston Grey who she loved as her own; her lifelong best friend, Larry Douglas Boggs (Cathy) formerly of Grayson. She also leaves behind a host of friends from the 1959 class of Prichard High School.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her infant son, Jeffrey Burke Chestnut.
Carole was a member of the Pactolus Methodist Church and was instrumental in beginning the Ladies Prayer Group at her church.
A celebration of her life will be held at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. with Tom Riffe, officiating.
Interment will be in the Hannah Cemetery.
The visitation will be held Sunday evening, January 13 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Malone Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to: Community Hospice, 1420 Carter Ave., Ashland KY 41101.
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Published on January 11, 2019
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Brenda Forrest
Jan 16, 2019
I have so many wonderful memories of Carole. She was such a good friend, always there to offer a prayer and a helping hand. I will forever be grateful for her friendship and her beautiful spirit. I have one more treasure waiting for me in heaven. Love you and miss you Carole!
Jeff and Susan Willey
Jan 11, 2019
We are deeply saddened by Aunt Carole's passing. Sending our love, and we will see you soon.