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Carolyn Miller Poore

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Carolyn Miller Poore

Memphis, TN

Carolyn Miller Poore graduated to glory on January 30, 2017 at her home in Santa Rosa Beach, FL. She was born on August 6, 1934 in Chattanooga, TN. She attended East Brainered Elementary School and Brainered Junior High School. The family relocated to Memphis, TN, the summer of 1947, where she attended Snowden School, Central High School, and graduated from Treadwell High School.

She married her husband of 50 years, Osie Leverett Poore, on April 2, 1966. She worked for King Kitchens, Inc, Associated Southern Industries, Sancor Inc, and Central Hardware as a kitchen and bath designer. She was a certified Kitchen and Bath Designer (CKD) through the National Kitchen and Bath Association.

An active member of Trinity Baptist Church in Cordova, TN, she served on numerous committees: Kitchen, Hospitality, and Preschool. She was a charter member of the Alpine Village Committee under Dr. Earl Davis. Together with her husband, Osie, she taught a four year old Sunday School class.

In retirement, she volunteered as a tutor for Georgia Avenue Elementary School, a teacher's aide at Advent Presbyterian Church's Mother's Day Out program, and at Trinity Baptist Hospice. An avid gardener and seamstress, she earned her Master Gardener's certification through the University of Tennessee's Extension program and volunteered many hours each year at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens and Memphis Botanic Garden. Upon relocating to Santa Rosa Beach, FL in 2011, she and Osie attended The Village Baptist Church in Destin, FL.

She is the mother of Karen Williams Russell, J. Robert "Bobby" Williams, Jr. (Gwin) and Steven "Steve" Kirk Williams of Memphis, TN; grandmother of Amy Cope (Chris) of Santa Rosa Beach, FL, Lyndsey Harmon (Brad) of Germantown, TN, Erin Williams of Los Angeles, CA, Whitney Williams of Memphis, TN, Chelsea Russell of Wilmington, NC, and Ryan Williams of Germantown, TN; great grandmother of Madison and Keni Cope, Bailey Kate and Miller Harmon, and Cameron Jacobs. She also leaves a sister, Judith "Judy" Miller Theobald of Cordova, TN and two brothers, Grady E. Miller (Carol) of Dunedin, FL, and Andrew "Andy" F. Miller (Carol) of Bartlett, TN, and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Grady E. Miller of Williston, FL and Memphis, TN and Jewell Ledford Miller of Memphis, TN, and a sister, Phyllis Miller Holloway of Dallas, TX.

A beautiful celebration of Carolyn's life will be on Thursday, February 2nd at 11:00am at Trinity Baptist Church, 8899 Trinity Road, Cordova, TN, 38018. The family will receive friends from 10:00am until service time Thursday. Interment will follow at the Memorial Park Cemetery. Hernando Funeral Home has charge. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital at

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Published in The Commercial Appeal on Feb. 1, 2017
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