Carol Myers Saunooke, 61, of the Qualla Community went home to be with the Lord Thursday, December 8, 2011 at her residence. A native of Swain County, she was the daughter of the late Norton and Hilda Brown Myers. She was a graduate of Swain County High School and graduated from Wake Forest University, having played on the first women’s ACC Basketball team at Wake Forest. She was a board member with S.C.C. Foundation. She owned and operated several businesses in Cherokee.
She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Charlie Saunooke; one daughter, Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle and husband Evan of Whittier; one son, Brian Saunooke and wife Sammi of Cherokee; three grandchildren, George, Utsela, and Ross; and one brother, John Myers of Asheville.
Memorial services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Bryson City United Methodist Church of which she was a member. Rev. Wayne Dickert and David Russell officiated with burial in Bryson City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the S.C .C. Foundation Scholarship Fund, 447 College Drive, Sylva, NC 28779