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Debra Cole Quarles

Debra Cole Quarles, American dietitian. Registered dietitian American Dietetic Association.


  • Quarles, Debra Cole was born on March 8, 1953 in Amory, Mississippi, United States. Daughter of Oscar Benton and Oma Rosalee (Hamric) Cole.

  • Education

    • Student, Nashville School Law. Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, Mississippi University for Women, 1974.


    • Therapeutic dietitian Huntsville (Alabama) Hospital, 1975-1978, clinical dietitian, 1986-1990. Department head, therapeutic dietitian Lincoln Regional Hospital, Fayetteville, Tennessee, 1978-1985, director dietary department, 1991-1997, clinical dietitian, coordinator dietary quality assurance, since 1997, also nutritionist Home Health & Hospice, also teacher community diatetic management classes. Teacher nutrition wellness classes for local industries.

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    Major achievements

    • Registered dietitian American Dietetic Association.


    • Appeared in movie Tom and Huck, 1995. Own twice weekly nutrition radio program The Breakfast Club, WEKR Radio, and weekly radio show on nutrition, Station WYTM-FM. Contributor monthly column to "Here's To Your Health" Elk Valley Times.


    Performer Carriage House Players. Singer, speaker various local organizations, including Pilot Club, American Cancer Society, Fayetteville Electrical Systems, After Five Women's Group, Fayetteville Housing Authority, American Red Cross, Mended Heart Organization, Fayetteville School Systems, Lincoln County School Systems, American Heart Association, others. Volunteer United Way, Olympic Relay Torch, Fayetteville.

    Model local fashion shows. Member Huntsville Community Chorus. Member choir Pulaski Pike Church of God, Huntsville.

    Pianist for high tea Fayetteville Christimas Festival. Active Yesterday's Youth Organization, Lincoln County Health Council. Member American Dietetic Association, Tennessee Dietetic Association (legislation liaison), Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Upsilon Omicron, Gamma Beta Phi, Tennessee Bar Association (student associate).



    Singing, piano, modeling, travel, photography.


    • Married Charles Rodney Quarles, July 18, 1981.
    • father: Oscar Benton Cole
    • mother: Oma Rosalee (Hamric) Cole
    • spouse: Charles Rodney Quarles
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    Born March 8, 1953
    (age 64)