(1913 – 2008)
Flora Myrl Carroll was born and grew up in Ozark, Alabama. She graduated from Dale County High School in 1933, attended Riley Business College in Dothan, and earned her secretarial certificate.
She began working as a secretary in the Dale County Extension office in December 1937. Gordon Hubbard, Dale County’s Extension Coordinator, commented that her strong points were her dependability, punctuality, and her ability to perform heavy workloads. Her loyalty to Extension also was uppermost with her cooperative attitude. She earned the respect of everyone within the county by her high quality of work.
Her favorite times were the 4-H Rallies at Fort Rucker. The county office would sponsor games and serve hot dogs to celebrate 4-H work. She told about cooking so many hot dogs that she never wanted to see another one… but she enjoyed the youth and seeing what they did in the contests.
Flora was an excellent seamstress and loved wearing her new outfits to the office because she received so much praise. She was a single lady and had no children of her own but delighted in being with her nieces and nephews.
She retired as a secretary from Dale County on September 30, 1978. At her retirement, James Estes, County Agent Coordinator, said, “Flora has been with the Extension Service for 41 years. She was as dependable as the day is long and we will miss her very much.”
As a lasting tribute to her long and successful career, the name of Flora Myrl Carroll is inscribed on the dedicatory plaque of the Extension Memorial Chapel.
Chapel Plaque Inscription Number: 519