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Pauline Heavner

June 24, 1930 — June 23, 2018

Pauline Neal Heavner, age 87 of Hershel Lackey Rd. passed away Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Lincolnton Rehabilitation. She was born June 24, 1930, in Lincoln County to the late Dorse and Julia Cook Neal. Pauline was a member of Gainsville Baptist Church since 1962 and a former Sunday School teacher. She retired from the textile industry, working 17 years at Dora Mill, 17 years at Mohican Lace Plant, and various other mills. She was also a wonderful caregiver who continued taking care of others until the age of 83. She volunteered with Hospice of Lincoln County. Pauline was also an excellent homemaker who enjoyed cooking and sewing.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death her husband, J.B. Heavner; daughter, Linda Paulette Heavner; son-in-law, Bob Rudisill; and siblings, Charlie Neal, Carl Neal, Ruth Williams, June Neal, Warren Neal, Warlick Neal, and J.B. Neal.

Survivors include her children, Ronny Heavner and Sherry of Lincolnton, Nancy Rudisill of Lincolnton, Michael Heavner and Evelyn of Woodbine, MD, and Jerry Heavner and Brenda of Vale; grandchildren, Ryan Heavner, Eric Rudisill, Ellen Wilson, Hannah Vassey, Amanda Heavner, and Anna Gaddis; great grandchildren, Tavia, Rilee, and Salem Wilson, Noah, Lucas, and Seth Rudisill, Madison Vassey, Aurora, Margaret, and Morgan Gaddis; sisters, Mary Sain and Prue Thornburg; and sisters-in-law, Faye Heavner and Bessie Neal.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Gainsville Baptist Church with Rev. Brad Painter, Rev. Barry Devine, and Rev. Daniel Woody officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Carpenter-Porter Funeral & Cremation Services.

Memorials may be made to Gainsville Baptist Church Building Fund, 276 Gainsville Church Rd, Lincolnton, NC 28092 or to the donor's choice.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Lincolnton Rehabilitation for their special care.

Condolences may be made to

  • Visitation

    June 26, 2018
    6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

    Carpenter-Porter Funeral and Cremation Services

    1100 East Main Street
    Cherryville, NC
    (704) 435-6711
  • Funeral Service

    June 27, 2018
    2:00 PM

    Gainsville Baptist Church

    276 Gainsville Church Rd.
    Lincolnton, NC
  • Interment

    Wednesday June 27 2018

    Gainsville Baptist Church Cemetery

    276 Gainsville Church Rd.
    Lincolnton, NC
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