The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

December 9, 2013



PINETOPS — PINETOPS — Pauline Yarboro York, age 92, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, December 6, 2013.  She was born in Jones County on March 19, l921 to James Franklin and Margaret Casteen Yarboro.

She was a member of Pinetops Baptist Church for over 60 years and served on numerous committees where she was faithful in serving wherever needed. She was a marvelous cook not only for her family but for others who would call upon her to make two of her specialties – caramel and fresh coconut cakes. Also, she was a master seamstress making a lot of her four children’s clothes, sewing for other people and even making prom dresses for her daughters and in later years afghans, quilts and pillows. Pauline also believed cleanliness was next to Godliness and she loved doing it.  She was a devoted mother and friend and stayed at home  until her children were grown and then went to work at Belks in Tarboro and retired from there in 1979.

She was preceded in death by her husband Carey Lynch York and is survived by her two sons Henry and wife Linda of Charlotte; Carey and wife Claudia of Easley, SC; two daughters Rose Wooten Daniel and husband Larry and Beth Abrams and husband Gerald of Pinetops.  She loved visits with her grandchildren Noell Eury, Catherine and Carey York, Jr., Jerry Abrams and Kevin Wooten as well as her 17 great-grandchildren that were a special blessing.     

Floral tributes are welcomed or memorials may be made to the Missions Fund  of Pinetops Baptist Church, P. O. Box 34, Pinetops, NC  27864.

A celebration of Pauline’s life will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, December 9, 2013 at Pinetops Baptist Church and visitation will follow in the Church Fellowship  Hall.  Visitation may be made at other times at the home of Beth and Gerald Abrams at 305 Longwood Drive, Pinetops.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff at the Fountains of the Albemarle and special niece Gertie York for the care and compassion shown during her illness.

Arrangements entrusted to Carlisle Funeral Home of Tarboro.