Ardmore resident, Carole Ann Drown, 76, passed away at her Ardmore residence Dec. 15, 2018.  The daughter of the late James and Lillian (Caudill) Hickey, Carole was born Aug. 20, 1942, in Indiana.  
After the family moved to Ardmore, Carole attended Plainview Schools and was a graduating member of the Class of 1960. She and Gary F. Drown were married July 1, 1961, at Gainesville, Texas. The parents of two children, Gary Kevin and Kimberly, they had celebrated 45 years of marriage, when Gary passed away Apr. 4, 2007.
For many years Carole had been a bookkeeper for her husband. She was a member of the Ardmore Elks Lodge.
Carole is survived by her son, Gary Kevin Drown and his wife, Amy; her daughter, Kimberly Hicks and her husband, Mike; her grandchildren, Matthew Hicks, M. Trevor Hicks, Aubree Drown and Addison Drown; a great-grandchild, Morgan Reilly Hicks and her brother, Don Hickey and his wife, Mary.
A gathering of Remembrance for Carole will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at the funeral home.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to either the American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association.
Cremation-With-Care was provided by Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home, where words of comfort to Carole’s family may be sent online at