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Caroline Smith Kennison, 88, died February 5, 2013. She was born in Augusta, ME on December 12, 1924 to Reverend Canon Rush and Norma Smith.
Carol was a dedicated Girl Scout for all of her life, from Brownies to long-time leader of Troop 489, to Executive Director of Pines of Carolina Girl Scout Council from 1971 to 1990. Among the many accomplishments she received in girl scouting was being recognized as the News and Observer Tar Heel of the Week. Working with Duke Pediatrics, Carol was instrumental in the establishment of Camp Kaleidoscope for chronically ill children. She was also active in the community, including Meals on Wheels, Women's Club of Raleigh, Jane Adams Book Club, and docent at the Capitol.
Carol is survived by her four daughters, Becky Kennison of Raleigh, Cathy Daniels of Garner, Jody Grayson and husband, Rick, of Raleigh, and Casey Missert and husband, Bob, of Atlanta, GA; and grandchildren, Erin Proctor, David Gillespie, Christie Gillespie, Alexander Missert, and Nicholas Missert. In addition to her parents, Carol was preceded in death by her husband, Dick Kennison; grandson, Derek Proctor; and two brothers, Bryant and Davidge Smith.
The family will receive friends on Friday, February 8, 2013 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Great Room at Springmoor Retirement Community, 1500 Sawmill Road, Raleigh.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at Christ Church, 120 East Edenton Street, Raleigh. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall.
In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial contribution in memory of Carol to Habitat of Humanity of Wake County, 2420 Raleigh Boulevard, Raleigh, NC 27604 or Springmoor Endowment Fund, 1500 Sawmill Road, Raleigh, NC 27615.
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