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OBIT: Mrs. Lois Ballinger Boole

Mrs. Lois Ballinger Boole

Mrs. Lois Ballinger Boole, age 75, a homemaker of Carthage, died at 8:25 p.m. Sunday evening April 7, 2019 at the TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville where she was admitted April 4th following a long struggle with cancer.

Mrs. Boole was cremated at Cumberland Family Services in Algood and a private family graveside service and interment was conducted in the Ballinger family lot in section three of the Ridgewood Cemetery.

The third of four children, she was born Lois Marie Ballinger in the Watervale Community on July 3, 1943 and was the daughter of Mrs. Eula Frances McKinney Ballinger of Lafayette and the late Otis Dalton Ballinger who died at the age of 66 on April 7, 1982.

She was preceded in death by the father of her children, Emmett Floyd Coleman and she later married Fontana, California native Jerry Carroll who preceded her in death in 1981 and on December 7, 1990 was united in marriage to Franktown, Ohio native Richard Floyd Boole who died at their Preston Lane farm home in the Sullivans Bend Community at the age of 70 on January 6, 2008.

Her only brother, Watervale Community native and lifelong California resident, Edward Lee Ballinger, died March 17, 2009 at the age of 70.

She was also preceded in death by two nephews, Sidney Lee “Little Sid” Enoch who died August 23, 2006 at the age of 25 and by Christopher Lee “Chris” Shepherd who died December 14, 2007 at the age of 33.

Mrs. Boole was saved at the age of 11 at a revival meeting being conducted by the late Eld. Walter Deweese and was baptized into the full fellowship of the Plunketts Creek Missionary Baptist Church in the Rock City Community by the late Eld. Phocian Gibbs. She remained a member there until her death.

A 1960 graduate of Smith County High School, she was a member of the Future Homemakers of America, participated in the Spring Festivals, played basketball, was a cast member of the junior play and her senior year was a member of the Owl staff. The statement made about her in the senior yearbook was “Always happy, never sad, sometimes naughty but never bad.”

Surviving in addition to her mother are her two sisters, Deborah Ballinger Booker and husband Marty of Carthage, Sue Ballinger Shepherd and husband Dwight “Ike” of the Defeated Creek Community; two daughters, Sue Coleman of Azusa, California, Mary Coleman of Sioux Falls, South Dakota,; three grandchildren, Devon Wilson and Kevin Kellum both of Sioux Falls, Catrina Kellum Thorpe of Chesapeake, Virginia; two great-grandchildren, Daxson Wilson and Elias Thorpe.