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Pauline Hamrick

WADESBORO, N.C. - Mrs. Pauline Roberson Hamrick, 83, formerly of Rock Hill, died Saturday, October 6, 2007 at Hospice of Cabarrus County in Kannapolis, N.C., following a long and courageous battle with cancer.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Monday at the Chapel of Leavitt Funeral Home in Wadesboro, with Dr. Barry Dagenhart officiating. Interment will follow in the Hamrick Family Cemetery on Cameron Road and Highway 742 North, in the Brown Creek Community of Wadesboro.

The family will greet friends on Monday at the funeral home for one hour prior to the service and other times at the home of her daughter, 742 Acorn Acres in Norwood, N.C.

Pauline was born in Rutherford County, N.C., April 24, 1924, a daughter of the late Columbus Thurman "C.T" Roberson and Harriet Vernon Roberson. She was retired from the textile industry and following her retirement traveled extensively both abroad and in the states. She was of the Presbyterian faith was an active member of First A.R.P. Church in Rock Hill.

Among her great pleasures and loves of her life, were NASCAR, bluegrass music, baseball, working in the soup kitchen at her church and walking five miles daily, until her confinement to a wheelchair.

Her greatest joys in her life were her three children, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and her beloved pets.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Miles Crawford Hamrick; her brother, James V. Roberson; and sisters, Carolyn R. Carter, Harriet R. Diggs and Martha R. Tarleton.

Surviving are her daughters, Patty McDonald and husband, Russell of Charlotte and Barbara Culpepper and husband, Tony of Norwood; her son, Miles Hamrick Jr. of Matthews; her grandchildren, Melanie Nash of Norwood, Micheala Williamson of Sydney, Austrailia, April Taylor of Peachland, N.C. and Amber Thomas of Fredericksburg, Md.; six great-grandchildren; her sister, Hazel R. Smith of Charlotte; her sister-in-law, Ruth I. Roberson of Lilesville, N.C.; and her special friend, Kenneth Large of Rock Hill.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6000 Fairview Road, Suite 200, Charlotte, N.C. 28210, or the American Diabetes Association, 222 South Church St., Suite 336-M, Charlotte, N.C. 28202.

The arrangements are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at