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Originally published: 2012-12-07 11:23:02
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Pauline Shook North

Pauline "Polly" Shook North, 88, of 411 Poplar Hill Drive, Boone, passed away Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 5, 2012, at Watauga Medical Center.

Mrs. North was born May 28, 1924, in Watauga County, a daughter of the late Hoyle Hayes Shook and Ruth Michael Shook. Pauline lived in College Park, Ga., for many years. She loved the Lord and served him faithfully. Pauline attended Gardner Webb College, Columbia Bible College, and graduated from Grace Hospital School of Nursing in Banner Elk. She enjoyed working in her profession as a registered nurse for many years.

Life was made sweeter for many people because of her easy laughter and bright eyes. She had the gentle hands of a loving and caring nurse.

Mrs. North is survived by three sons, Christopher L. North and wife, Anita, Norman K. North, L. Brett North and wife, Ann, all of the Atlanta, Ga., area; four sisters, Ada Mildred Smith and husband, Hade, of Banner Elk, Audrey Rominger of Boone, Belinda Orr of Charlotte, and Joyce Wilson and husband, Kenneth, of Ashburn, Va.; and two brothers, William Bradley Shook and wife, Mabel, of Banner Elk, and Errol Shook and wife, Patsy, of Boone. She is also survived by three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gentry S. North Jr.; one son, Gentry S. North III; one grandson, Clay Stanton North; and three brothers, Zeb Shook, Rhonda Shook, and Larry Shook.

Funeral services for Pauline "Polly" Shook North were conducted Saturday afternoon, Dec. 8, 2012, at White Rock Baptist Church. Officiating were Mr. Brett North and the Rev. Lynn Shook. Burial followed in White Rock Baptist Church Cemetery.

Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to the White Rock Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, in care of Loretta Ruppard, 24 Blaine Norwood Road, Banner Elk, NC 28604.

Online condolences may be sent to the North family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service was in charge of the arrangements.