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Bernice (Poole) Conley

July 14, 1925 ~ February 19, 2018 (age 92)

Mrs. Bernice Poole Conley, age 92, passed away Monday, February 19, 2018 at Mission Hospital McDowell following a period of declining health.  Bernice was a native of Woodruff, South Carolina, born July 14, 1925 to the late Cary Wells Poole, Sr. and Bessie Dean Poole. She was a devoted Christian and a member of Garden Creek Baptist Church for 50 years.  Bernice was a loving mother and grandmother who cherished being able to take care of her family.  She will be missed by her beloved family.  Bernice also enjoyed the time that she spent at the senior center.  Preceding her in death were her husband Norman Conley and three brothers: her twin Ernest Poole, Robert Poole, Sr., and William Thomas Poole and a sister Arrie Poole.


Bernice leaves behind a son, Norman Michael “Mike” Conley and Wife Karin of Marion; a brother Cary Wells “C.W.” Poole, Jr. and wife Helen of Nebo; a granddaughter Laura Rose Conley of Asheville; and several nieces and nephews.


A funeral service will be held on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. in the chapel of Westmoreland Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Allen McKinney officiating.  The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.  Entombment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital at 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105.

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