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Carolyn Presgraves






Carolyn Elaine Presgraves, 67, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away, Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at the Meritus Medical Center.

Born Monday, April 13, 1953 in Hagerstown, MD, she was the daughter of the late William Grant Nalley and the late Gladys Romaine (Risher) Nalley.

Carolyn graduated from North Hagerstown High School and Vo-Tech in 1969.She was employed with Mack Truck/ Volvo retiring after many years of service. Carolyn was also co-owner of Jim's Small Engine Repair for 37 years. She was a member of UAW Local 171,  and a founding member of the Citizens on Patrol for the Hagerstown City Police.

She is survived by her husband of 49 years James Ott Presgraves, Jr.; two sons, James Ott Presgraves, III and wife Stacey of Mercersburg, PA and Duane Michael Presgraves and wife Kim of Mercersburg, PA; daughter, Brandi Lee Presgraves of Hagerstown, MD; grandson, James Ott Presgraves, IV of Hagerstown, MD; three sisters, Glenda Frazee, Wilma Kepler and Jane Morrison all of Hagerstown, MD; four brothers, Ron Nalley of Altoona, PA, Bill Nalley of Lynchburg, VA, Terry Nalley of Hagerstown, MD and Harlan Nalley of Hagerstown, MD.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Carl Nalley, Gene Nalley and Kenneth Nalley, sister, Patsy Smith and  Ruth Dunbebin

Services will be held privately with the family

Interment will be at the Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Washington County Commission on Aging, Inc., 535 E. Franklin St., Hagerstown, MD 21740 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD

Online condolences may be expressed at

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Our prayers go out to you and the whole family.When I always stop by we always could talk for hours about Maugansville where we grow up. Even though I was more Teresa Nally age. God Bless Kathy Gearhart Weller

Kathy J Weller
Greencastle, PA

Grandma, you were my best friend. At 27 years old I still bragged to my friends, coworkers, and anyone who would listen about you and the things you have done with me growing up and even our weekly Saturday breakfasts. Words cannot express how heart broken I am over this. You were too young to be taken from us. You were a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day and everyone knew it. The world will be a VERY DIFFERENT place without you and things probably will never be the same. I just hope that you know how much I love you and that I will forever hold you near and dear to my heart no matter how long we are apart. Please watch over me and guide me the right way. I love you grandma.

Jimmie Presgraves
Hagerstown, MD

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