Orange County Sheriff’s Office mourns the death of Carolyn Cates Hillsborough, NC

By | December 4, 2021

Carolyn Cates Cause of Death – Passed Away: Orange County Sheriff’s Office mourns the untimely passing of their very own Office Business Manager, Carolyn Cates. Carolyn Cates of Hillsborough, North Carolina passed away earlier this week. Details of Carolyn Cates’ passing are not known at this time.

Carolyn Cates, a lifelong resident of Hillsborough, North Carolina, attended Orange High School. She worked at CT/XRAY TECH at UNC Hospitals. Carolyn retired as the Director of the Orange County Board of Elections. She worked for Orange County for a long time. Carolyn remained in Orange County after retirement as my Business Manager and an organizing member of The Sheriff’s Office Citizen Organization (SOCO).

“The light of this world shines a little dimmer tonight, as heaven gained a very special angel. A woman who exuberated style and grace, Carolyn L. Cates, you will truly be missed. We will miss your smile, your funny jokes and your constant positivity here at the salon. You always could light up a room. We love you dearly, sweet friend. We are sending love and prayers to the large amount of people, whose hearts you have touched and are also hurting tonight as they mourn such a terrible and tragic loss. Shine bright friend. You will forever be in our hearts.”

Carolyn Cates obituary and funeral arrangements have not yet been posted. We will update with more if and when we receive more confirmed information.