Mae Joyce Carroll, 80, of Linden, passed away Monday, August 28, 2023, at her home. A funeral service was held Thursday, August 31, 2023, noon, in the chapel of Young Funeral Home. Burial was at Woods-Treadwell Cemetery. She was born to Jessie McCutcheon Pate and James William Pate in the Hardin Bottom Community on the Perry/Wayne county line. She married James Kyle Carroll on March 7, 1959. She had worked at Washington Manufacturing factory and Johnson Controls for several years before going to work at Perry Community Hospital where she worked for 34 years before retiring. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary, Daughters of the American Revolution, and United Daughters of the Confederacy. She was a proud supporter of the military and often placed flags on fallen soldiers’ graves. She was a friend to most everyone she met and she would help you anyway she could, sometimes giving the last penny she had. In her younger days, she and her husband Kyle used to plant a huge garden, and after work they would pick and prepare everything for her to can. She loved going to the Great Smoky Mountains and often went with a group of friends from the hospital and her family. She enjoyed baking cakes and cookies (Coconut Cake, Chocolate Ding Dong Cake were her specialties along with Chocolate Chip and no bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies), crocheting blankets and scarves and watching her hummingbirds “fight” while looking out the window from her chair. She loved her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren and was a strong, tough, loving lady, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who will be terribly missed by those that loved her. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her husband, James Kyle Carroll; a sister, Nellie Burton; and brothers, Kenneth and Dallas “Myrtle” Pate. Survivors include her children, James Dale (Nora) Carroll of Counce, TN, and Melissa (Henry) Loggins of Linden, TN; grandchildren, Dustan Carroll and Charles Carroll of McEwen, TN, Curtis (Angel) Loggins and Will Loggins of Columbia, TN, and Matthew Loggins of Linden, TN; great grandchildren, Lindsay, Dalton, Alex, and Caiden Loggins and Drake Harris; a brother, Doug (JoAnn) Pate of Waverly; sister-in-law, Kaye Pate of Parsons; and a host of other loving family members and many friends.