Carolyn Rankin

RIDGELAND, MISS. — Carolyn Ann (Tisdale) Rankin, 74, of Ridgeland, Miss., passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Belhaven Nursing Care. She was born October 31, 1938, in Pine Bluff, Ark., a daughter of the late Fred and Lucille Tisdale. She was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Heather.

Carolyn was the first of five children. She married Robert Rankin in Albany, Ga. on June 7, 1977. They had three children. She was a 1956 graduate of Rison High School and attended Fuhr School of Business in Pine Bluff. She was employed with the United States Government as an administrative assistant. She enjoyed reading and watching old movies and the Price is Right. She was Baptist.

Carolyn is survived by her husband, Robert Rankin of Conway; her children, Karen Larkin, Gregory Miller, and Cynthia Miller. Two grandchildren, Brandi Caffery of Miss.; Justin Caffery of Ridgeland, Miss.; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Cornelia Beam (Jim) of White Hall; Frances Riggs (Ross) of Mayer, Ariz.; and Linda Krueger (Gordon) of Sherwood; and a brother, Fred Tisdale (Connie) of Sherwood.

Graveside service will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at Rest Hills Memorial Park, under the direction of Griffin Leggett Rest Hills. 501-835-3515.

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