Pauline Hancock

Published 4:29 pm Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Pauline Hancock, a long-time resident of Tryon, died Thursday, November 18, after a short illness, at Southlake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Jacksonville, FL.

Born in 1928 in Mill Spring,&bsp; Pauline received her high school diploma from Warren Wilson High School. She worked in the textile industry for many years as a product inspector.

Pauline loved good food and spending time with friends and family, and had a wonderful smile and wit that could light up a room. She was a generous, loving and caring person who will be dearly missed by her family and those who knew and loved her.

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She is survived by her son, Robin Hancock (spouse, Charlene), of Jacksonville, FL; grandchildren, Christen and Kavon; her sister, June Hayes of Battle Creek, MI; a niece and several grandnieces/grandnephews, who live in the Polk County area. She was predeceased by her husband, James Lefty Hancock Jr., and will be interred beside him at the Tryon City Cemetery.

There will be a viewing and graveside service at the Tryon City Cemetery on Wednesday, November 24 at 1 p.m. Dr. Bob Lair will be conducting the service.

Carothers Funeral Home, of Gastonia, NC, has been entrusted with arrangements. They may be reached at 704-867-6337 for further information.