KINGS MOUNTAIN - Pauline McAbee Payne, 92, passed away on Sunday, February 07, 2021 at White Oak Manor in Kings Mountain. Born in Laurinburg, North Carolina on March 05, 1928, she was the daughter of the late William Jefferson McAbee and Vera Long McAbee. Polly was a former nurse and Case Manager at Cleveland Regional Medical Center and was also a nursing instructor at Cleveland Community College. She retired in 1997 as the business manager of Western Carolina Claims Service. She was a lifelong member of Central United Methodist Church in Shelby. She was a member of the Wesley Class, Altar Guild, and served on the Administrative Council and Wedding Committee.
Polly was a former member of the Jaycettes, the P.E.O. Sisterhood, Elks Auxiliary, and a Charter Member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Shelby Chapter.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Harold and sister Betty Clark and husband, Charlie, and brother-in-law, Larry Payne.
Polly is survived by her sister-in-law, Linda Payne, her daughter, Marsha Payne Santora, son-in-law, Joseph, son, Jeffrey and daughter-in-law, Angela, niece, Debbie Deacon and husband, Bill, and nephew Herb Stricklin and wife Janice. She is also survived by grandchildren, Michelle Santora, Joel Santora and wife Hailey and Nicholas Payne. She is survived by great-grandchildren Lucas Sanders, Ella Santora and Jaxson Santora.
Due to COVID-19 concerns a private burial will be held at Cleveland Memorial Park.
The family would like to thank each and every staff member at White Oak Manor in Kings Mountain for the excellent care and respect that Polly received during her time there.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church, 200 East Marion Street, Shelby, NC 28150 or to Oasis Shriners, 604 Doug Mayes Place, Charlotte, NC 28262.
Arrangements entrusted to Robert Morgan Funeral and Cremation Service of Boiling Springs, NC.
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