Harvey Hill Carrow ’47

Harvey Hill Carrow ’47, of Kinston, N.C., died Sept. 17. Harvey was born on Jan. 10, 1923, in Washington, N.C., to the late Hattie Jones and Claude Lee Carrow. The Carrow family moved to Kinston in 1932. Harvey graduated from Grainger High School and matriculated to Davidson, where he led the cheerleading squad, was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and Omicron Delta Kappa Honorary Society, and a participant in the ROTC program. At the conclusion of his junior year, Harvey entered the U.S. Army and was engaged in the European Theater. Harvey attained the rank of captain in the Army Infantry where he became a unit commander in the 63rd Infantry Division of the Seventh Army, also known as the Blood & Fire Division. The 63rd Division engaged in 125 straight days of combat in France and Germany in 1944 and 1945. Harvey led A Company of the First Battalion, 254th Infantry Regiment, through the Alsace region of France where the battalion became the first to break through the famous Siegfried line and later received a Presidential Battle Honors Citation for Outstanding Performance of Duty in Action. Harvey completed his college degree in 1947. He married Senora W. Lindsey in Tarboro, N.C., on Apr. 23, 1949. During the Korean Conflict in July 1952, he re-entered the U.S. Army as a member of the U.S. Army Reserves, and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in April 1953. Harvey went on to complete dealership training at General Motors and became the youngest-ever graduate of the program. He took over ownership of Carrow Buick Company in Kinston and managed the business until its sale. He became owner of Carrow Travel and then owned and operated Vehicle Analysts and Consultants until his retirement. Harvey was a cherished member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church where he served as junior warden, a member of the church vestry, taught Sunday school, and ushered regularly at the Sunday early service. While living in Kinston, Harvey served on several boards including Lenoir Memorial Hospital. He was also a member of the Kinston Kiwanis Club. Harvey is survived by his loving wife, Senora L. Carrow, 811 Greenbriar Rd., Kinston, NC 28501-3554; his son, Hill (Sherilyn); his daughter, Lindsey; his granddaughter, Casey Carrow; two nieces, Harriet Spicer and Susan Fox; and a nephew, Carrow Fort. Harvey was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Hodges and Hattie Mobley; a brother, Claude Carrow; and his granddaughter, Heather Dees.