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Emily Jane Pauls


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Emily Jane Pauls Obituary
POQUOSON - Emily Jane Pauls, 61, passed from this life on July 23, 2016. She arrived in this world on October 25, 1954, in Martin County, NC, where she lived before finally coming home to Poquoson, VA, where she resided for the last 13 years of her life. Emily was a true North Carolinian, with strong ties to the Albemarle Sound. Her passions in life were her family, the beach, fishing, motorcycling, and reading; not necessarily in that order. If the fish were biting, she had a pole in her hand and a line in the water. One of her favorite memories was fishing with her father in Gardner's Creek and the "Gut". She lived in many areas during her life before ending up in Poquoson, where she said she finally had the home she was looking for. Emily was fortunate enough, as a navy wife, with her former husband Troy Hedgepeth, to have spent time on the island of Guam, and longed to return to visit the Pacific paradise. Emily enjoyed time with her grandchildren Jacob and Hannah Strong, Kaylah Hedgepeth, and Quinn, Kyle, Colby, Will, and Jaiden of the Pauls family. Emily was preceded in death by her son, Jason James Stafford; father, James E. Holliday; and sister, Susan Hardison. She is survived by her husband, W.R. Pauls, III of Poquoson, VA; son, Jesse Hedgepeth and wife April of Portsmouth, VA; mother, Naomi Glynn Holliday of Jamesville, NC; stepsons, W.R. Pauls, IV and wife Crystal of Newport News, VA, and P.J. Pauls and wife Sarah of Hampton, VA; her NC siblings: brother, Dennis Holliday and Jackie Knobles of Jamesville; sisters, Sharon Arnold and husband Bill of Pea Ridge, Hope Holliday of Wake Forrest, and Angela Clark and husband Bobby of Washington County; and eight grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 30, 2:00 PM, at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, VA, led by Pastor Daniel Strong. Visitation with the family will follow at 3 Key Oak Drive Poquoson, VA. Online condolences to claytorrollins.com . In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be sent in honor of Emily Pauls to: Kindred Hearts Transport Connection, P. O. Box 514, Sorrento, FL 32776.
Published in Daily Press on July 28, 2016
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