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Mildred Emma McCarroll Read | 1918-2014

Published Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Mildred Emma McCarroll Read

Mildred Emma McCarroll Read, 95, a retired school teacher, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, in Decatur.

Graveside service was July 21 at Paradise Cemetery with Gerre Joiner officiating. Burial was under the direction of Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.

Mildred was born Sept. 15, 1918, in Slidell to Joseph and Frances (Potter) McCarroll. She married Thomas Read Jr. July 19, 1942, in Slidell and retired from teaching after more than 35 years in the classroom. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Decatur.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Thomas Read Jr.; and brothers Manuel McCarroll and Taylor McCarroll.

She is survived by her daughters, Dixie Hawkins of Gainesville and Emma Moore of Fort Worth; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Memorials can be made to the First Baptist Decatur Library.

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