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Cora Lee Clarke Carney
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Birth: Dec. 4, 1892
Rhea County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Apr. 21, 1968
Rhea County
Tennessee, USA

"CARNEY, MRS. CORA L., 75, Graysville, Tenn., lifelong resident of Rhea County,
died early Sunday night in a Rhea County hospital. She was the daughter of the late James and Elizabeth Montgomery Clark. She was a member of the Old Washington Baptist church and a former school teacher of Rhea County. She is survived by her husband, J. A. Carney, Graysville; one daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Smith, Hopkinsville, Ky.; one son, Clark Carney, Hixson, Tenn., five grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. I. L. Mathis, Graysville; two brothers, Jeff Clark, Dayton; Fred Clark, Hixson; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Ernest Clark. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:30 from the Old Washington Baptist Church with the Rev. J. L. Gates and Don Nelms officiating. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before the service. Burial in Rhea Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Bill Pefrey, Raso Polston, Fred Mullins, Oscar Sharp, Ray Perry and Lee Paylor. Honorary pallbearers will be E. L. Tipps, Melvin Green, Dr. J. J. Rodgers, J. M. Abel, Earl Garrison, Finley Taylor, Grover Aikman, Ed Hicks, Ed Pierce, Fred Dennis and Spurgeon Harrison. The body is at the funeral home. Sawyers, Dayton in charge."
Source: Chattanooga Times, 23 Apr 1968

Cora Lee Clarke attended Rhea County High School in Dayton and received a certificate to teach. She drove a horse and buggy to her teaching positions in grade schools throughout Rhea County. She married John Avery Carney on December 16, 1922. 
 
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 Parents:
  James Henderson Clarke (1855 - 1914)
  Rebecca Elizabeth Montgomery Clarke (1863 - 1942)
 
 Spouse:
  John Avery Carney (1891 - 1970)*
 
 Children:
  Betty Lou Carney Smith (1925 - 2006)*
  Paul Clark Carney (1928 - 1986)*
 
 Siblings:
  Samuel Fred Clarke (1889 - 1970)*
  Cora Lee Clarke Carney (1892 - 1968)
  Ernest Harden Clarke (1895 - 1948)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rhea Memory Gardens
Dayton
Rhea County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: Nora Ann
Record added: Jul 01, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54353825
Cora Lee <i>Clarke</i> Carney
Added by: Dean Wilson
 
 
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You were likely the teacher who taught my daddy to read! Thank you for educating the children of Rhea County. You taught my dad and both of his children earned master 's degrees. Now our children are pursuing higher education. It all goes back to your one...(Read more)
- Nora Ann
 Added: Jan. 17, 2016

- Nora Ann
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