Mildred Carolyn Blaine

Born on October 1, 2013

Departed on October 1, 2013 and resided in Atlanta, GA

Atlanta native Mildred Carolyn Blaine, 65 giver of joy and happiness passed unto the Lord of natural causes on Monday, September 30, 2013. She will always be remembered for her charity, love, laughter and glamour. A true "Buckhead Girl," Carolyn grew up on West Wesley Road and graduated with honors from Westminster High School. After finishing college at St. Mary's in Raleigh, NC, and the University of Georgia with a degree in Education, she soon set her sights on the world.
Carolyn built a well-deserved reputation in the travel and entertainment industries -- a career that began in the early 70's when she hosted and entertained tour groups of wealthy, elite socialites touring throughout Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific.
In 1986 she relocated to Southern California and brought her radiant Southern charm to Hollywood, soon becoming one of the entertainment industry's most sought after international celebrity event coordinators. For six years the Royal Family of Monaco experienced Carolyn's talents as an essential coordinator for the annual World Music Awards, and for seven years, she brought her expertise to Niles productions' Monte Carlo Pro-Celebrity Tennis/Golf Grand championships.
Carolyn handled the coordination of celebrities' needs for such prestigious functions as Elizabeth Taylor's televised 65th birthday gala, the 11th Annual American Cinema Awards, several Emmy shows, and the grand opening party for the Beverly Hills Planet Hollywood. In Hollywood, she was a founding member of The Association of Celebrity Personal Assistants and active in Women in Show Business. She was also "seen" as a contestant on shows such as Match Game, Wheel of Fortune, Pictionary, To Tell the Truth, Make Me Laugh and Card Sharks.
A desire to be closer to aging mother brought Carolyn "home" to Atlanta in 1998. She continued her work with celebrity event management, having served for five years as the event coordinator for Jane Fonda's annual Atlanta movie premieres, live auctions and dinner galas raising over $500, 000 each year benefiting the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention. In 2009, Carolyn served as the event chairman of the Evening of Excellence gala, celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the March of Dimes.
When not volunteering in community service, Carolyn devoted time in playing duplicate bridge, traveling, attending Pi Beta Phi sorority and school alumnae functions, and reading. A reunion without Carolyn's coordination efforts never happened.
Carolyn was predeceased by her father Dr. Belford Christy Blaine, MD, LLB, her mother Mildred McKnight Blaine, and her oldest sister, Lucille Hiatt Plantikow. Her survivors are her sister, Helen Pritchett Heyd of East Cobb and her brother, Belford Christy Blaine, Jr. of Savannah, as well as eight nieces and nephews and fourteen great-nieces and nephews, all who adored their "Aunt CB".
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 P.M., Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Arlington Cemetery 201 Mt. Vernon Hwy. Sandy Springs, GA. Arrangements are being handled by Cremation Society of Georgia. Instead of flowers, please make a remembrance to Childspring International.

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  1. Linda and Bob Petticrew October 1, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    A true “treasure” was CB. She was the nicest person we have ever met. She brought such elegance and fun wherever she went. She was a prime example of a great southern lady. Our hearts go out to Christy and Kelly who loved her like their own mother. May God rest her soul.

  2. Carrie Blaine Policella October 3, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    I received a call from Helen today but she did not leave a number for me to return her call.

    I am so startled and saddened to hear of Carolyn’s passing – she was extraordinary – the only word I can use to describe Carolyn. We were the only two “C Blaine” in the Beverly Hills white pages any many of our friends often mistook one of us for the other – they preferred Carolyn to me on the phone – she was much more engaging and fun. I actually had an old boyfriend trying to track me down and he liked Carolyn so much on the phone that he asked her out, had a fantastic time and never even bothered to get my right number – he was also the great looking man in the Camel cigarette commercials. I should have killed her myself but I loved her too much.

    Helen, if you read this and want to speak with me, send me your phone number.

    Again, I love Carolyn and you know she will have Heaven in social shape and partying in no time!

  3. abi wilkins babcock October 6, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    I didn’t meet Carolyn until seventh grade, but it would take pages to document
    all the wonderful, fun, hilarious, amazing times we had. She had a joy, a zest for life that was never ending and was a friend to beat all friends. We kept up long before email and Facebook, and had great adventures always; she LOVED Scott’s and we had a ball roaming each nook and cranny. She never met a stranger and anyone who spent more than 5 minutes with her was entranced.
    We lived in California so we visited when she was there, and although I do not
    get to Atlanta often enough, we always caught up.
    She adored her family, was devastated by her sister’s death, and came back to Atlanta to care for her mother who lived next door and . She was involved in all her nieces and nephews lives and they and their children were hers in every sense of the word.
    I saw her a few months ago and she looked, and, of course, acted great, but I was aware of her health issues. i am profoundly sad she has left us here but know she will rock heaven and be ecstatic to be reunited with her beloved parents and sister.
    I love you girl! You brought joy and delight to this earth every day you were here and all your love to everyone you met will continue to be appreciated long after you are gone.
    Westminster girls class of ’66 let’s do something to honor her.

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