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02/28/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
Pauline Joyner Spake

Pauline Joyner Spake
(28 May 1920 - 23 Feb 2010)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have more sad news today.  Pauline Joyner Spake, passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2010 in Fayetteville, North Carolina at the age of 89.  She may or may not have been the mother of the   Joyce Spake who graduated 20th in our Class of 1965.

From the Daily Press - 02/28/10:

        Pauline J. Spake
  MORGANTON, N.C. - Pauline J. Spake, 89, formerly of Newport News, died Feb. 23, 2010.

She is survived by daughter, Joyce Washo of Fayetteville, N.C.; siblings, Gerald 'Buddy' Cook, Catherine Smith, and Esther Morgan, all of Newport News, and Pearl Person of Augusta, Ga.

Sossoman Funeral Home of Morganton, N.C., is assisting with arrangements. Condolences may be made at View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from  February 28 to March 1, 2010.

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From The News Herald (Morganton, NC) - 02/28/10:

        Pauline J. Spake
  Pauline J. Spake, 89, of Fayetteville, formerly of Morganton, and Newport News, Va., died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, following a brief illness.

She was born in Burke County on May 28, 1920, and was the daughter of the late Robert Lee Joyner and Carrie Lee Griffin Joyner.

Mrs. Spake was a member of Stoney Point Baptist Church in Fayetteville.

She is survived by her daughter, Joyce Washo and her husband, Bill, of Fayetteville; a brother, Gerald "Buddy" Cook of Newport News, Va.; and sisters, Catherine Smith and Esther Morgan both of Newport News and Pearl Person of Augusta, Ga.

In addition to her parents, Pauline was preceded in death by her husband, J. D. Leonard Spake; a sister, Rachel D. Spake; and a brother, Ray Cook.

Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Monday at Burke Memorial Park with the Rev. Dr. Dewey Thomas officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Stoney Point Baptist Church Food Closet, 6554 Rockfish Road, Fayetteville, NC 28306. Sossoman Funeral Home is assisting the family. Condolences may be made online at

Published in The News Herald on February 28, 2010.




   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Mrs. Spake's family and their friends.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

Lead, Kindly Light

Lyrics by
John Henry Newman, 1833
(21 Feb 1801 – 11 Aug 1890)

Fourth Verse written by Edward H. Bickersteth, Jr.

Music by John B. Dykes, 1865
(10 Mar 1823 – 22 Jan 1876)

Lead, kindly Light, amid th’encircling gloom,
Lead Thou me on!
The night is dark, and I am far from home;
Lead Thou me on!
Keep Thou my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene; one step enough for me.

I was not ever thus, nor prayed that Thou
Shouldst lead me on;
I loved to choose and see my path; but now
Lead Thou me on!
I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears,
Pride ruled my will. Remember not past years!

So long Thy power hath blessed me, sure it will,
Will lead me on.
O’er moor and fen, o’er crag and torrent, till
The night is gone,
And with the morn those angel faces smile,
Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile!

Meantime, along the narrow rugged path,
Thyself hast trod,
Lead, Savior, lead me home in childlike faith,
Home to my God.
To rest forever after earthly strife
In the calm light of everlasting life.

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