Pauline A. Jackson, 90, of Hamlin, passed away Tuesday morning, February 7, 2012, at the Emogene Dolin Hospice House of Huntington. She was born July 9, 1921, in Yawkey, Lincoln County, to the late Wilford and Eva Lovejoy Adkins. She was their only child.
Pauline graduated Hamlin High School in 1938 and Marshall College (University) in 1942, with degrees in Business Administration and Home Economics. During World War II, she was a civilian clerical worker for the United States Army Air Corp at their pilot training facility at Mays Field.
After the War, she married her husband of 63 years, Lloyd G. Jackson, on December 16, 1949. Lloyd departed this life on October 29, 2011, at age 93.
Pauline was a school teacher in the Lincoln County Public Schools for over thirty years. She taught in many of the schools of the county, but worked the majority of her time at Hamlin High School and the Charles E. Yeager Career Center in Hamlin, where she completed her teaching career. Pauline's love of the classroom was reflected in many teaching awards, including recognition as the West Virginia Vocational Education Teacher of the Year.
During her years in the classroom, Pauline was best known for her support of school and community. Dozens of yearbooks and hundreds of event programs reflected not only Pauline's talents, but also the learning experiences she created for her students. She participated in every school talent show, sponsored school events from dances to trips to Washington, taught Brownies and Girl Scouts to sew, and lead fundraising efforts for many worthy causes.
Pauline was a fifty-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Hamlin Chapter No. 106, and a member of the Kappa Omicron Mu Honor Society, through which she supported the scholastic and leadership qualities in newcomers to the teaching profession. Most important to Pauline, she was a member of the Central United Methodist Church of Hamlin, where she served as treasurer and secretary, and where she taught Sunday School for over 35 years. She taught both adult and youth classes, and some of her favorite moments were spent teaching and sharing her faith with the adolescents of the Church.
Pauline is survived by her two children, Suzanne Rabin of Eugene, Oregon and Lloyd II and his wife Trina, of Hamlin, two grandsons, Lloyd III (L.G.) of Hamlin and Ryan of Palo Alto, California, two nieces, Lana Kingery of Hamlin and Jacqueline Johnson of Hamlin, one great nephew, James Spurlock and one great great niece, Hali Spurlock.
The family extends special appreciation to the caregivers who assisted Pauline in the last years of her life: Lesa Mullins, Jacqueline Johnson, Jennifer Sanders, Mable Morgan and Kathy Frye, and offers a special note of thanks to all the staff at the Emogene Dolin Hospice House of Huntington.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday morning, February 10, 2012, at the Central United Methodist Church in Hamlin with the Reverend Warren Dove officiating and Roy Lee Lambert assisting. Burial will be in the Lincoln Memorial Park of Hamlin.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Central United Methodist Church, 8041 Lynn Avenue, Hamlin, WV 25523.
Verna Lorine Gore
Verna Lorine Gore, age 83, of Crystal River, FL died Wednesday February 8, 2012 at Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center.
She was born January 25, 1929 to John and Ida (Holly) Cornette in Casey WV and came here 12 years ago from Quinland, WV.
She was a homemaker and was devoted to her husband and family.
She was preceded in death by her husband Vennis W. Gore.
She is survived by her Sons; Vennis Gore (Sonja) of Punta Gorda, FL and Victor Gore (Deneaise) of Quinland, WV. Daughters; Dena Lay (Bart) of Crystal River, FL and Angela Isaacs (Ed) of Almont, MI. Brothers; William Cornette (Emily), Don Cornette (Nell) Jerry Cornette and Fred Cornette, Sisters; Lucille Ross band Shirley Jowette-Woods. Grandchildren; Shawn, Victor II, and Joshua Gore, Stephanie Villanti, Aaron and Angie Lay and Kimberly Isaacs. Great grandchildren; Nicholas and Emily Villanti. Her best friend Gloria Hulse and her beloved pet Dusty.
A memorial service was held on Saturday February 11, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Strickland Funeral Home Chapel in Crystal River, FL with Tom Hale officiating.
In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial contribution to the American Lung association.