It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Carolyn or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA.
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
Carolyn (Dyess) Dyess Bales:
Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup I2, FTDNA kit #140369
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Carolyn: