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Thursday July 19th, 2018

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Pauline F. "Polly" Carlton

Marion, Va.

Pauline F. “Polly” Carlton, age 94, died Monday, July 16, 2018 at Smyth County Community Hospital, Marion, Va.

Polly was a native of South Carolina and had resided in Marion since 1964. She was a graduate of The McLeod Infirmary School of Nursing in Florence, S.C. and had actively worked as a Registered Nurse for more than 55 years in different locations, including 21 ½ years in Smyth County Dialysis Center. In more recent years, she was employed part-time by Smyth County Community Hospital Homecare. Polly was a member of the Royal Oak Presbyterian Church, where she served as an Elder and former Deacon. She was also active in the Sunday School and Women of the Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, D. Ray Carlton; her parents, Henry Clyde and Margaret Emily Jones Faulkenberry; five brothers; and one sister.

Polly is survived by three daughters, Carol C. Eggleston of Rotonda, Fla., Nancy C. Stephens and husband, Ken of Lebanon, Tenn., and Linda C. Pennington and husband, Wayne of Marion, Va.; two sons, Ronald R. Carlton and wife, Sharon of Lutz, Fla., and Larry A. Carlton and wife, Trish of Abingdon, Va.; one step-son, Arthur L. Carlton of O’Brien, Fla.; nine grandchildren, Tina Carrico of Bristol, Va., Amy Kennedy and husband, Jim of Oak Ridge, Tenn., Michael Pennington and wife, Amanda of Abingdon, Va. and Lori Carlton of Abingdon, Va., Kathy Chauffe and husband, Andy of Clarksville, Ark., Cindy Blades and husband, Stan of Watertown, Tenn., Jennifer Metroka and husband Mike of Tampa, Fla. and Rebecca Pittman and husband, Jeremy of Orlando, Fla., Ryan Carlton of Spring Hill, Tenn.; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; three sisters-in-law, Evelyn Faulkenberry of Heath Springs, S.C., Jeanette Faulkenberry of Belmont, N.C., and Leta Faulkenberry of Burlington, N.C.; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Royal Oak Presbyterian Church with Pastor Alan Gray and Pastor Steve Cathcart officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Mausoleum. The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 18, 2018 from 6 until 8 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel.

Pallbearers will be the Elders of the Royal Oak Presbyterian Church.

Flowers are appreciated, or memorial donations may be made to the Francis Marion Manor Activity Fund, C/O Sharon Buchanan, P.O. Box 880, Marion VA 24354 or to the Royal Oak Presbyterian Women’s Scholarship Fund, 139 West Main Street, Marion VA 24354.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at www.seaverbrown.com. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory is honored to serve the family of Pauline F. “Polly” Carlton.

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I am so very sorry to hear this. Am currently out of town and just saw the obituary. Your mom was one fine lady!

Susan Sneed Jul 20 2018 12:00 AM

Praying for your family.

Rob and Deb Campbell Jul 19 2018 12:00 AM

Im so sorry for your loss! She was such a sweet sweet lady!! Your family are in my thoughts and prayers!! May God be with you all during this time!

Ashley Aker Jul 17 2018 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear that Mrs. Carton has passed. I will be praying for your family that God gives you strength to get through this tough time. Blessings, Emily

Emily Tetlow Bartholomew Jul 17 2018 12:00 AM

Please know that we are keeping Pollys family and friends in our prayers. We always heard such sweet comments about her from Tina, who was our neighbor on Cheyenne Rd. In reading Pollys obituary, it is evident that she touched many many lives and will be missed. Cherish her memory and the many smiles she left imprinted on your hearts. Sincerely, Mike and Joanne Hodgson Bristol, VA

Mike and Joanne Hodgson Jul 17 2018 12:00 AM

I have many fond memories of Aunt Pauline, especially from the family beach trips every year. Love and prayers to all.

Donna F Pardue Jul 16 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Pauline "Polly" Carlton

Donna F Pardue Jul 16 2018 12:00 AM

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