Pauline Venable Wilkes, age 92, of Jefferson died Saturday, September 15, 2012.
Mrs. Wilkes was born in Humboldt, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Emory and Ida Brown Venable. She was an avid flower gardener, enjoyed and wrote poetry, was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church and attended Martin Institute. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Wilkes is preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Wilkes, daughter; Brenda Wilkes, son; Alton Wilkes, and a sister; Margret Patterson.
Survivors include: son and daughter in law, Dean and Viola Wilkes of Jefferson; son, Claude Emory Wilkes of Jefferson; granddaughters, Sherry and Ross Shepherd of Hull, Deanna and Chris Poole of Jefferson; great-grandchildren, John Shepherd, Stella Poole, Josiah and Timothy Poole, Kim and Carolyn Wilkes.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 19 from the Chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Reverend Chris Poole officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethany United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, September 18 2-4 and 6-8 P.M.
Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published in BarrowCountyNews from September 17 to October 16, 2012