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 Cora Lee <I>Clarke</I> Carney

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Cora Lee Clarke Carney

  • Birth 4 Dec 1892 Rhea County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 21 Apr 1968 Rhea County, Tennessee, USA
  • Burial Dayton, Rhea County, Tennessee, USA
  • Memorial ID 54353825

"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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  • Created by: Nora Ann
  • Added: 1 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 54353825
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Cora Lee Clarke Carney (4 Dec 1892–21 Apr 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 54353825, citing Rhea Memory Gardens, Dayton, Rhea County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Nora Ann (contributor 46961242) .