Carolyn Cole

Mrs. Carolyn Cole, age 63, of Jackson, TN, passed away on March 23, 2013 at Regional Hospital of Jackson. Graveside services for Mrs. Cole were held on Monday, March 25, 2013 at 3 p.m. in Ridgecrest Cemetery in Jackson, TN in care of George A. Smith and Sons Funeral Home. She was born November 17, 1949 in Lexington, TN to the late Bud Cole and Elizabeth Cole Weatherly. Mrs. Cole grew up in Bolivar, TN where she was a graduate of Bolivar Central High School. She graduated with a degree in elementary education from the University of Mississippi in 1970. After graduation from college, she lived in Austin, TX and Yazoo City, MS, respectively. She moved to Baton Rouge in 1980. Mrs. Cole taught elementary and middle school for a total of almost 40 years. She retired from the East Baton Rouge Parish School system in January of 2012 after 25 years of faithful service. Upon retiring, she relocated to Jackson, TN, the area of her childhood. Carolyn was an avid animal lover. She loved horseback riding, and she was recently involved in fundraising for the Jackson Madison County Humane Society. Travel was also a great interest. She had traveled to many locations including Japan and Portugal. Her other greatest joy was spending time with her two young grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Gary Cole. She is survived by her son, Cary Dewitt Graeber (Lauren) of Jackson, MS; two daughters, Leigh Graeber Duke (Frank) of Raleigh, NC and Catherine Cole Taylor of Nashville, TN; grandchildren, Austin Cole Graeber of Jackson, MS and Cora Elizabeth Duke of Raleigh, NC; brother, Danny Cole (Molly) of Jackson, TN; sister-in-law, Beth Cole of Jackson, TN; many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Jackson Madison County Humane Society in Jackson, TN.

Funeral Home

George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home
2812 North Highland Jackson, TN 38305
(731) 664-3994

Published in TheAdvocate.com from Mar. 29 to Mar. 31, 2013