Dina Rose Carlton, age 45, of Hayes Wellborn Road, Deep Gap, passed away Monday, December 13, 2021 at her home. Born November l8, 1976 in Watauga County, she was a daughter of David Allen and Barbara Tester Carlton Hardy. Dina was a member of Proffitt Grove Baptist Church. She held a special place in her heart for family and loved them all equally, but seemed especially to love her uncle Ted. Dina loved to listen to her mother read the bible to her. She was always a happy young lady who enjoyed listening to any kind of music and going to church.
Dina Rose is survived by her parents and caregivers, Barbara Tester Hardy and husband, B. J., of the home; step-sister, Debbie Mast and friend, Gene Blakeman, of Todd; uncles, Ted Tester and J.W. Tester, both of Boone, and Leroy Tester and wife, Elvene, of Banner Elk; and aunts, Orbie Glenn and husband, Steve, and Isabelle Love and husband, Earbie, all of Boone. A number of cousins also survive.
She was preceded in death by her father, David Allen Carlton; maternal grandparents, Walter and Grace Tester; and paternal grandparents, Ralph and Connie Carlton.
Funeral services for Dina Rose Carlton will be conducted Friday afternoon, December 17th, at 2 o'clock at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Chapel, officiated by Rev. Delmar James, Rev. Arville Hardy, and Rev. Mike Townsend. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 o'clock, prior to services, at Austin & Barnes. The family respectfully requests those attending services to please wear a mask.
Graveside services will follow in the Skyland Cemetery.
Flowers are appreciated or the family suggests memorials to Medi Home Health & Hospice, 400 Shadowline Dr., Suite 100B, Boone, NC 28607 or to the Skyland Cemetery Fund, in care of Rita Ragan, 186 Ragan-Culler Rd., Boone, NC 28607.
Online condolences may be shared at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Carlton family.