Lorraine C. Paul

Published 12:42 am Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Mrs. Lorraine Cook Paul, 88, of 205 Inda Way, Washington, N.C., died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011. Born April 17, 1923, in Charleston, W.Va., only child of D. Nell and George E. Cook, Lorraine was raised in Kingston, Pa. On May 1, 1945, she married Dick Paul. They were married for 66 years.

Visitation will be at Paul Funeral Home Tuesday evening from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Memorial service will be at First United Methodist Church Wednesday at 11 a.m.

Lorraine Cook Paul

Lorraine is survived by her husband Dick, three sons and their spouses: Jay of Winston-Salem, N.C.; Jeff (Sandra) of Marietta, Ga.; Doug (Sharon) of Dahlonega, Ga.; also by seven grandchildren and their spouses: Michael (Jenai) Paul of Baltimore, Md.; Robert Paul of Charlotte, N.C.; Chris (Amanda) Paul of Buford, Ga.; Sarah Paul of Alexandria, Va.; Jeffery Paul Jr. of Marietta, Ga.; Andrew Paul of Winston-Salem, N.C.; Mittie Paul of Dahlonega, Ga.; also by five great-grandchildren: Avery, Mason and Whitney Paul of Baltimore, Md.; and Cayden and Cameron Paul of Buford, Ga. Also surviving are special nieces and nephews, including Mildred (Gus) Martin of Toms River, N.J.

Lorraine was a graduate of Kingston High School, Kingston, Pa. She served as a class officer her senior year and was First Majorette with the high school band. Following high school, she attended Wyoming Seminary Business College in Kingston, Pa.

An avid golfer, Lorraine participated in the Women’s Golf Group at the Washington Yacht and Country Club and was a booster for ECU Football for 40 years. She was a past president of the Washington Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and was a 50-year member. Prior to her retirement, she worked at Beaufort County Community College.

Lorraine was a member of First United Methodist Church of Washington, active in the women’s groups and responsible for the first decorations for the church Christmon Tree. She also enjoyed her hobbies of bridge, puzzles, and cross-stitch.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once said: Ah! How good it feels! The hand of an old friend. Everyone who ever met Lorraine Paul immediately felt like an old friend. How missed she will be.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 304 W. Second St., Washington, NC 27889, or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Condolences may be offered by visiting www.paulfuneralhome.com.

Paul Funeral Home is pleased to be handling the arrangements for the Paul Family.