Malinda Carter Broyles
By Kim Swindell Wood | October 7, 2018 8:42 am
Malinda “Linda” C. Broyles, 84, of Midlothian, Virginia, passed away on June 22, 2018
Mrs. Broyles was born Feb. 23, 1934, in White County, to Frank Carter and Novella Frazier Carter.
She graduated from White County High School, in 1952, and secretarial school soon after. While her husband attended Tennessee Technological University, she worked as a secretary to support them both until Bill graduated and became employed with the U.S. Department of Defense.
Malinda Carter and William “Bill” Nile Broyles married, in Sparta, on Sept. 17, 1954.
Mrs. Broyles was a devoted wife and mother, building a loving home with Bill as they pursued his work with the Army Audit Agency across Italy, France, Denmark, Germany, and finally, Virginia. She was crucial to her husband’s success, bravely enduring the demands of transient military life. After tours abroad and once her children grew up, Mrs. Broyles returned to the workforce and was an administrative aide for the Federal Department of Commerce in the division of National Technical Information Service, in northern Virginia.
She was deeply loved by all family and friends. Mrs. Broyles had a long and well-lived life that she cherished. She had a profound curiosity and loved all knowledge, especially historical. Mrs. Broyles taught herself to conduct genealogical research and compiled her own works such as “The Carters of Prices Switch Mountain.” She adored gardening, cooking, visiting museums, bluegrass music, current events, exercise, and of course, travelling with her best friend, Bill. She had an incredible wit and was quick to use her humor to comfort people around her.
Mrs. Broyles was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Broyles, and a sister, Jean Padgett.
Survivors include her daughter, Susan Marie Broyles, of Midlothian, Virginia; son, Michael William Broyles and wife Stephanie, of Manassas, Virginia; two sisters, Betty Hutchings, of Cleveland, Tennessee, Frances Jolley of Ashburn, Georgia; grandchildren, Hannah Linda Duffey, William Edward Duffey, Nicole Barr, Brian Davidson; and great-grandchildren, Zachery and Emily Barr.
Please join us in the celebration of Linda’s life, on Oct. 7, 2018. Family will receive visitors beginning at 11 a.m., at Hunter Funeral Home, followed by a graveside service at Highland Cemetery beginning at noon. Glen Price will officiate. We shall gather afterward for food and drink at a local eatery. All are welcome.
Memorial donations made be made in the name of Malinda C. Broyles to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation or to a charity of your choice.
“You’re one smart cookie, Lin.”- Bill Broyles
Memorial services are entrusted to Hunter Funeral Home.