|Birth: ||Apr. 28, 1902|
|Death: ||Nov. 10, 1999|
North Carolina, USA
Caroline and Winchester were married by her father, Rev. Carlton Ingersoll Stacy, on 15 June 1933 in the Comer (Georgia) Presbyterian Church. Two children: Mary Carol Coker born 11 August 1934 and Stacy Coker born 15 April 1938. Siblings of Caroline's Mother, Mary Niles Stacy were: Loyola Niles Murray #28562827; Carrie Niles Edwards #30446155 and George A. Niles #30446051 all of Griffin, Georgia. Caroline's father was a Presbyterian minister. She spent her early years in the Presbyterian Manse in Elberton, Georgia and Toccoa, Georgia and Lakeland, Florida. Her father was pastor of the Comer, Georgia group of churches in the early thirties. In October 1932, she came to Ashland, Georgia to teach third, fourth and fifth grades. She boarded with relatives, Hubert and Lily Coker Parks. On pretty afternoons after school she walked home with a student and visited in the home. She wanted to know the home situation and the parents of all of her students.
Caroline joined the Ebenezer Methodist Church in Ashland, Georgia where her husband was a Steward and Sunday School teacher. She became active in the church and Women's work at Ebenezer. On two occasions she planned and directed vacation Bible Schools for the youth of the church.
Caroline graduated from High School in Lakeland, Florida, and from Flora McDonald College, Red Springs, North Carolina. This was an all girls college sponsored by the Presbyterian Church, Synod of North Carolina. After graduating from college she taught one year at Stuart Robinson School, Blackey, Kentucky, and one year at Nacoochee Valley School, Nacoochee, Georgia.
After ten years in Ashland, Georgia as a farmer's wife, in August 1943 the Cokers moved to Eastern Kentucky to Stuart Robinson School where she was matron of the Boys Dormitory and Winchester was manager of the dairy farm. The next year they moved to Highland School, Guerrant, Kentucky, where they spent nine years. Caroline was the principal of the school and Winchester was farm manager. They spent the last eleven years of their active life at Glade Valley School, Alleghany County, Sparta, North Carolina. She was dietitian and taught Home Economics and he was in charge of the buildings and grounds.
From "The Carnesville Herald and Advance" 29 Oct. 1936 by Rev. C. I. Stacy, Father of Caroline Stacy Coker. His weekly columns were entitled, "Stacy-Gram".
With Democrats speaking for Landon and Republicans supporting Roosevelt, it is hard to distinguish the members of one party from another. And that's a good picture of the religious situation. Often you can't tell a church member from one who makes no profession. When both live the same worldly lives, drink out of the same bottle, use the same cuss words, and the same tricks in trade, what does the world think of our religion? What does God think about it? What becomes of the so-called Christians influence? And all the time our Book is saying, "Come out from among them and be ye separate, saith the Lord."
C. I. Stacy (1866 - 1945)
Mary Niles Stacy (1866 - 1947)
Marcus Winchester Coker (1882 - 1971)
Note: Glade Valley Presbyterian Church and Cemetery is located just off Highway 21, five miles south of Sparta, North Carolina.
Glade Valley Presbyterian Church Cemetery
North Carolina, USA
Created by: William Carson
Record added: Feb 09, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104874663