Carole Ann Barber
Carole Ann Barber died on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017.
Born on Oct. 20, 1944, she was predeceased by her parents, Orvel C. and Enid Haney Barber.
She is survived by her sons: John W. Chambers Jr. MD (Melanie) of Franklin, and Daniel H. Chambers J.D. (Amelia) of Birmingham, Ala.; her daughter, Sarah K. Dillard (John) of Franklin; her grandchildren: Hannah, Sam and Josh Chambers of Franklin, Carlo, Vincent, Leanora and Vanna Chambers of Birmingham, Andrew and Emily Dillard of Franklin; one brother, Bob Barber of New Johnsonville; and two sisters: Dr. Nancy Barber of Waverly and Linda Barber (John Bingham) of Kingsport.
She graduated from Waverly Central High School, attended the University of Tennessee at Martin for two years, then received her bachelor of science degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She taught both mathematics and English at the high school level. After earning her master's from Austin Peay State University, she taught English at Coastal Carolina Community College in Jacksonville, N.C., then served as adjunct English faculty for many years at Cleveland State Community College. After receiving a master's degree in school counseling from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, she served as an elementary counselor at Ooltewah Elementary in Hamilton County and at Valley View Elementary in Bradley County. She ended her career as an educator as a school counselor at Creekwood High School in Dickson County.
While living in Cleveland, she worked hard for Arnold Elementary PTO, helping raise money to supply computers to all classrooms at the school. She also served as a representative of the Democratic Party as a member of the Bradley County Board of Elections. She was admitted to both Phi Kappa Phi and Pi Lamba Phi (academic honorary fraternities). She was a member of Delta Gamma sorority. At UTC, she was selected by the faculty as Outstanding Graduate Student in Counseling. The faculty of Valley View Elementary chose her as Teacher of the Year.
Since her retirement, she worked diligently until she reached the rank of Life Master as a duplicate bridge player. What she was most proud of, however, were her children — not only for their achievements, but for their characters.
Anyone who wishes to do so may make a donation in her memory to the Williamson County Public Library, 1314 Columbia Ave., Franklin, TN 37064.
A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, with visitation two hours prior to the service at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2009 Columbia Ave., Franklin.
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