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Rose Garson Carlin

December 24, 1956 ~ May 29, 2021 (age 64)


On May 29, 2021, Rose Garson Carlin, aged 64, of Bluffton, SC formerly of Las Vegas, NV and Pittsburgh, PA went to be with her Savior, Jesus Christ.  She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Robert Carlin, daughter, Annie Carlin (Matt) Emison, grandchildren Nathan and Carly Joy Emison, and sister Victoria (Robert) Rackley.

Rose was a gifted woman as evidenced by her many accomplishments. Graduating with a degree in music from Grove City College, Grove City, PA and a master’s degree from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA she put her talents to use as a music teacher in North Allegheny School District, Pittsburgh, PA.  Her extraordinary teaching abilities earned her “Teacher of the Year” twice.

Rose’s love for the Lord led her to a lifetime of studying Scripture.  The more she learned, the more she taught.  Her desire was that all should know the rich depths of Scripture and God’s unconditional love for each of us.

Rose co-authored the book, “The ART of Forgiveness and Repentance” in which she teaches others how to be set free from bitterness caused by unforgiveness.  Her passion for one-on-one prayer counseling is where she saw lives changed as these principles were taught and God’s truth was revealed.

Viewing will be on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at Sauls Funeral Home, 90 Simmonsville Road, Bluffton, SC from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

A celebration of life service will be held at Christian Renewal Church HHI, 95 Gardner Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC on Wednesday, June 2, 2021.  There will be viewing at 9:30 a.m. and funeral service begins at 10:00 a.m.  Burial following at Lowcountry Memorial Gardens, 90 Simmonsville Road, Bluffton, SC 29910.  All are welcome to attend the service in person; it will also be livestreamed through Annie Carlin Emison, Facebook page.

In lieu of flowers, Rose would be most honored for you to make a donation to the church that she loved and served.  Christian Renewal Church HHI. (

Rose’s joy was her grandbabies, Nathan and Carly. We are looking forward to sharing your memories of Rose with them.  We covet your pictures, videos, letters, testimony and stories as we carry on her legacy of love into the next generation. Please send to:


June 1, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sauls Funeral Home of Bluffton
90 Simmonsville Road
Bluffton, SC 29910

Celebration of Life
June 2, 2021

10:00 AM
Christian Renewal Church
95 Gardner Drive
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

June 2, 2021

11:30 AM
Low Country Memorial Gardens, Bluffton

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