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OBIT: Mrs. Pauline Bush York, Age 90, Of The Rome Community

Mrs. Pauline Bush York, age 90, a longtime resident of Dr. James Fisher Circle in the Rome Community, died at The Pavilion in Lebanon at 2:20 p.m. Friday afternoon March 31, 2017. She had made her home there since June 24, 2014 suffering from pulmonary lung disease.

Mrs. York was at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where her funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon April 4th. Bro. Jimmy Gregory who grew up as her neighbor, officiated at the 3 p.m. services. Burial followed beside her first husband in the Garden of the Cross at Smith County Memorial Gardens.

One of two daughters of the late William Benton Highers who died at the age of 86 on February 18, 1991 and Mattie Lou Preston Highers who died at the age of 72 on August 17, 1978, she was born Pauline Highers in the Grant Community on September 10, 1926.

Her only sister, Irene Highers McKinney preceded her in death on May 15, 2008 at the age of 78.

On March 3, 1947 she was united in marriage to Maggart Community native J. C. Bush Jr. who preceded her in death on June 13, 1992 at the age of 65 following just over forty five years of marriage.

Fourteen years after the death of Mr. Bush she was married to Lebanon resident, Mr. Clay York at his home on April 29, 2006. He preceded her in death on September 20, 2010 at the age of 89.

Mrs. York began employment with the Carthage Shirt Corporation when it began operation in 1953 and retired in 1991 following thirty eight years of loyal service.

As long as health permitted, Mrs. York had been a faithful and dedicated member of the Rome Baptist Church since the late 1940’s.

She is survived by her only child, Randy Bush and wife Brenda Woodard Bush; granddaughter, Rachelle Daum and husband Anthony of Jacksonville, Florida; great-granddaughter, Angelina Daum of St. Petersburg, Florida; step-daughter, Sandra “Sandy” Harbrecht of Lebanon; two step-sons, Harold York and wife Phyllis also of Lebanon, Jimmy York and wife Linda of Mt. Juliet.

The family requests memorials to the Rome Baptist Church.