Pauline Deal Gammon, age 93 of Forest City died Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at Fairhaven Home in Bostic where she had been a resident. Polly, as she was known was born on December 27, 1928, in Bryson City, North Carolina and was a daughter of the late John and Mary Evelyn Scroggs Deal.
Polly was a graduate of Berea College where she obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree. It was at Berea that she met her future husband, Robert Gammon. Polly had served as Librarian at the former Dunbar School until she decided to become a fulltime homemaker. She was an active and faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Forest City where she loved her Sunday School Class. She participated in many church activities and served in various roles until her health no longer allowed her to attend. Her prayer life was very important to her, and she possessed a strong faith which she shared with others. Always a gracious hostess, she enjoyed caring for her family, and her friends were always welcome in her home.
She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-five years, Robert Wilson Gammon who was the principal at Forest City Elementary School for many years, her sons, Robert Gordon Gammon and Carl Wilson Gammon, her brothers, Roe Deal, Gray Deal, and sisters, Pansy Deal, Edith Johnson, and Lillie Emory.
Survivors include her son, John William Gammon and wife Haley of Forest City, and her beloved grandchildren, Ben Gammon, Emily Gammon, Lauren Gammon, Maeven Gammon, and Erin Gammon.
A service to celebrate her life will be held at 11 o’clock on Saturday, July 30, 2022, in The Padgett and King Chapel with the Reverend Dr. Diane Nelson officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the chapel. Interment will be private for the family at the Cool Springs Cemetery.
Memorials in her memory may be made to Fairhaven Home, Patient Activity Fund, 149 Fairhaven Drive, Bostic, North Carolina 28018.
The Padgett and King Mortuary & Crematory is in charge of arrangements and an online guest registry is available at www.padgettking.com