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Carol Drake Raiford

Memphis, TN

Carol Drake Raiford, age 74, died January 18, 2017 in Memphis following a debilitating stroke several years back. The daughter of Kenneth and Jane Drake, Carol attended Voluntine, Snowden and Central High in Memphis graduating from Memphis State University in the Class of '64 with a degree in Education. She was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She taught school in Desoto County, MS and Memphis and subsequently obtained a degree in Chemistry from Memphis State and worked as a chemist for Schering Plough for a number of years prior to her stroke. Her parents, her oldest son, Yancey Drew Raiford, and sister, Linda Ellen Ogeron (James) predeceased her. She is survived by Drew's son, William Hughes Raiford (mother Renee), son Kenneth Farrow Raiford and his two granddaughters, Abby and Scarlett, and brother Kenneth Scott Drake (Fran). Services will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1738 Galloway Ave., Memphis.
Published in The Commercial Appeal on Jan. 21, 2017
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