Thursday, October 9, 2014

Carol Ann Winans

Hallsport, NY - Carol Ann Winans, age 79, of the Hallsport Road passed away on Wednesday, October 8 2014, at the Olean General Hospital. She was born on November 8, 1934 in Wellsville to David and Luella Cline McConnell. On June 26, 1954 in Wellsville she married James F. Winans who survives.

Carol was a life lone resident of this area who graduated from Wellsville Central High School. She had a lifelong love of horses and along with her family maintained their own horse farm on the Hallsport Road. She was a member of the former Saddle Club and will be remembered for her ability to train a horse that no one else could. Carol was very talented as she enjoyed painting, especially outdoor themed painting, crocheting, quilting, gardening and fishing. She also loved to cook and bake for others and her family. Carol had many joys in her life but her true joy was her family and grandchildren.

Carol is survived by her husband James of 60 years; a daughter Debra Sue (Donald) Hall of Wellsville; 3 grandchildren Melissa (Ronald) Gardner of Friendship, Cassie (David) Slawson Jr. of Wellsville and Curtis (Amanda Conklin) Hall of Wellsville; 11 great grandchildren; her twin brother and sister, James (Mary Lou) McConnell of Wellsville and Janet (Howard) Lanphier of Hallsport as well as several nieces and nephews.

Carol was predeceased by her parents David and Luella McConnell.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, in the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville from 10 am to 11 am at which time a service will be held with Reverend Ralph Eastlack. Memorials in Carol's name may be given to the Saddle Dusters Club. To leave online condolences please visit


  1. We love you so much Grandma, and you will live on in each of our memories for many years to come.
    You helped everyone you ever knew, and you gave to many (friends, family, even strangers) without ever expecting a thing in return.
    Your memory will live on through myself, and each of my children Derric, Tristan, Logan, Adriana Slawson, ,as well my stepdaughter Ashlee, through memories, and sharing them with one another at every opportunity for the rest of our lives.
    You mean more to me then words could ever express, and I thank you for always being their for my family and I.
    Your forever grateful & loving granddaughter,
    Cassie Slawson

  2. My deepest condolences to the Winans family, may you find comfort knowing that Carol is in God's memory and his promise in Isaiah 25:8 to soon cease all death and suffering.