Stella Wozniak Poole


Stella Wozniak Poole, 87, passed away Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.

A graveside service was held Friday, January 7, 2022, at 1 p.m. at Southside Cemetery officiated by Father Ricardo F. Sanchez. The family received friends at Bumgarner Family Funeral Service from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. prior to the service at the cemetery.

Born May 23, 1934, in Clark County, Wisconsin, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Sophie Kusmierz Wozniak. Stella devoted her life to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a hard worker and was employed with Collins & Aikman for 30 years. Stella loved to go out to eat, especially to Cracker Barrel to eat chicken and dumplings. She was reunited with her family and husband after being separated from him for 61 years.

She is survived by her daughters, Ruth “Sissy” Freeman (Ricky) of Biscoe and Susan Britt of Troy; grandchildren, Jimmy McFayden, Timmy McFayden (Katie), Becky McFayden-Jarrells (Billy), Drew Britt (Courtney) and Nick Britt; great-grandchildren, Faith McFayden, Grace McFayden, Hope McFayden, Oliver Britt and Owen Britt; sisters, Rose Marie Sandel and Carol Hawkins; and brother, Joseph Wozniak. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Max Poole; her sisters, Susan Will and Eleanor Wozniak; and her brother, Felix Wozniak.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Bumgarner Family Funeral Service is serving the family.

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