Deborah Kim Poole

Published: 09/13/2012

Deborah Kim Poole

Died: Sept. 11, 2012

Deborah Kim Poole, 57, of Greeneville, died Tuesday at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, following a battle with cancer.

Since 2004, Deborah was a nurse practitioner, working as a hospitalist.

She had also served on the faculty of the College of Nursing, East Tennessee State University, and worked in a variety of clinical settings in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

She earned a Master of Science degree at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and the doctorate in nursing with a focus on gerontology at The Medical College of Georgia.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Greeneville.

She had an avid interest in the arts, participating in community theatre and choral groups.

Survivors include her mother: Barbara Poole of Woodleaf, N.C.; her father: Tom Poole of China Grove, N.C.; a sister: Kelley Stransky of Kissimmee, Fla.; her children: Evan Small of Elon, N.C., and Gillian Small of Evans, Ga.; her former husband: Jeff Small of Evans; and her husband: David Hendricksen of Greeneville.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church.

The Rev. Dr. Dan Donaldson will officiate.

The family will share a time for gathering with friends in the Simon Room at First Presbyterian Church following the service.

A private disposition of cremains will follow at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee or to First Presbyterian Church.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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