CAROLE J. MURPHY, 74, a published poet, a college professor, and the owner of Wild Mountain Thyme in Pennington Gap, Va., died Oct. 27, 2016. At Wesleyan she was an Etherington Scholar, a member of the first group of non-traditional students returning to college through the community college system. She received a master’s degree from Wesleyan in religious studies in 1981. Throughout her career, she worked and taught at Berea College, Middlesex Community College, Bangor Theological Seminary, and Mountain Empire Community College. She was honored as the MECC Adjunct Faculty of the Year in 2015. As a published poet, her poem “Annie’s Night Out” was selected as a Chapbook Award winner by Nightshade Press in Maine, followed by other publications, including a poem published in Anthology of Adrienne Rich. She also owned and operated a shop, Wild Mountain Thyme. Among those who survive are two daughters, one granddaughter, two great-grandchildren, and an extended family.