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V. Pauline Smith

V. Pauline Smith, 94, of Cornelius, N.C., died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at Olde Knox Commons at the Village in Huntersville, N.C.

She was born in Shelby County on Aug. 23, 1918, a daughter of the late William Ervin and Ruth Winefred Pickett Bohlier. She also was preceded in death by a son, Larry Dennis Persinger; two brothers, Cleo Kenneth and William Wilbert Bohlier; and a sister, Thelma Mary Koeller.

Survivors include two sons, Jarry L. (Miriam) Persinger of Canton and Terry L. (Marilyy) Persinger of Cornelius, N.C.; seven grandchildren, David Scott (Cindy) Persinger, Bryan Todd (Tracie) Persinger, Jason Andrew Persinger, Kelly Persinger Cray, Joyce Persinger Masterson, Paula Persinger Bryson, Melissa Persinger Grigsby; and 15 great-grandchildren.

After graduating from Pemberton High School, she managed various supper clubs in California, Kentucky and Ohio. She enjoyed reading.   

Visitation is one hour prior to a service at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Rexer-Riggin-Madden Funeral Home, DeGraff, officiated by her sons. Burial is in the Cedar Point Cemetery, Pasco.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the charities of the donors’ choices.

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