Emmalee 'Inky' Wagner Carroll


Emmalee “Inky” Wagner Carroll, 88, of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. 

She was born on Jan. 28, 1930, to the late George Lewis and Roxy Stepp. 

She was a lifelong resident of this area and a charter member of South Cleveland Church of God.  She loved adventures and was very outgoing.  She had a love for flowers and was always known as being the “best dressed” in town. 

In addition to her mother and father, she was preceded in death by two husbands: Ray Wagner and Jack Carroll; son, Mike Wagner; brothers: Braska Stepp, Les Stepp and Flavus Stepp; and sister, Elavee Stepp Phillips. 

She leaves behind to cherish her memory one son, Chris Wagner (Donna Sanders); grandchildren: Matt Wagner and Nicole Scott; six great-grandchildren;  three great-great-grandchildren; and her loving companion and granddog, Abby.  

The family will receive friends from 4 until 6 p.m. on Friday at Companion Funeral Home, located at 2419 Georgetown Road N.W., Cleveland, TN 37311. 

A Celebration of Life will be held at 6 p.m. Friday,  April 13, 2018,  following the visitation with Pastor Edwin Lipsey and Pastor Ken Bowers officiating. 

Interment will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Hilcrest Memorial Gardens. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Tennessee Hemophiliac Association at THEBDF 1819 Ward Drive, Murfreesboro, TN 37129. 

You are invited to share a personal memory of Emmalee, or your condolences with her family, at her online memorial located at www.companionfunerals.com.


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