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Ollie Elaine Poarch

October 2, 1944 ~ June 30, 2018 (age 73)

Ollie Elaine Poarch, 73, died Saturday, June 30, 2018.  Visitation will be at Breeland Funeral Home on Monday, July 2, 2018 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm and again on Tuesday from 10:00 am until the 11:00 am chapel service.  Burial will be in Damascus Cemetery.

Elaine or “Nanny” as most knew her, enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and singing in church. She was a devout Christian and spirituality was a priority in her life

Throughout the years, she owned several businesses which included a flower shop where she enjoyed utilizing her creativity, an arcade, restaurant, and tire business.

Additionally, she was an author and poet. She received many awards in recognition of her works which included several poems and other published literary works. She earned herself a mention from radio commentator Paul Harvey for one of her pieces. The awards she received were globally recognized. she was loved by all of us and will be remembered for her generosity and the depths of her love.

She didn’t think or do things according to the “norm” and this was one aspect that made her special. She lives on through all of us – in the hearts and minds of those who were blessed to know her.

Survivors include: husband, Jerry Poarch of Flora; son, Gerald Lynn Bowen of Flora; daughter, Cheryl D. Marchant of Flora; brother, Stephen E. Marchant of Pinola; granddaughter, Lisa Marie Fleming; and great-grandchildren, Ava Elizabeth Fleming, Gavin Elliot Fleming, Grant Pierce Fleming, and Parker Grey Fleming.

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