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Mrs. Carolyn Cook Conner, 72

Mrs. Carolyn Cook Conner, 72, of Hazlehurst, died June 14 at her residence.
Mrs. Conner was born July 25, 1947, in Jeff Davis County.
She was the retired owner and operator of Cook Insurance Company and Carolyn’s Twirling and Dance Studio where she enjoyed teaching for many years. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her father, Claude Parker Cook, and mother, Sara Ellen Eason Cook, grandchild, Brian Smith and great-grandchild, Kenna Smith.
Survivors include her husband, Frank Conner of Hazlehurst; daughters and sons-in-law, Caroline Trowell Post (Lester) of Waynesboro, Leigh Trowell Poe (Joel C. Poe Jr), Angie Trowell Parlor (Ken) of Hazlehurst and Marci Trowell Williams (Nile) of Hazlehurst; step-children, Wendy Conner Smith (Ronnie) of Cochran, Cindy Conner Dykes (Troy) of Sylvester and Stacy Conner (Danielle) of Cochran; brother, Claude Parker Cook Jr. of Bluffton, S.C.; sister, Saralyn Cook Sears of Hazlehurst; grandchildren, Hampton Wade, Hagen Wade, Tyson Post, Claudia Post, Karleigh Kight Carter, Sarabeth Kight, Savannah Poe, Kesleigh Poe, Kori Ellen Parlor, Kollin (Moo) Parlor, Aiden Williams, Madison Williams, Darton Stankowitz, Brad Smith, Amye Phinazee, Shayne Conner, Macy Rewis, Hayden Conner; great-grandchildren, Chandler Rewis, Cohen Smith and Addie Stewart; several nieces and nephews.
Services are at 5 p.m. June 17 at Yankee Paradise (former Claude P. Cook homeplace) with Angie Butler O’Steen giving the eulogy and the Rev. Troy Dykes and the Rev. Deek Dubberly officiating.
Private family graveside services will follow in Hazlehurst City Cemetery.
Active pallbearers are grandsons, Hamp Wade, Hagen Wade, Tyson Post, Darton Stankowitz, Kollin “Moo” Parlor and Casey Carter.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Carolyn Cook Conner Memorial Scholarship Fund, 275 Yankee Paradise Road, Hazlehurst, Ga. 31539.
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Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home was in charge.

1 Comment

  1. Glynda Marlow (Dunn) on October 20, 2020 at 10:38 pm

    I will always remember that Carolyn was a much better twirler than I was, but I certainly enjoyed our time together-at home and at school! What a tomboy, what an athlete, and what a wonderful friend! Now you are with our mothers and Glenn!

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