Lorene Lawing Lail Poole passed away unexpectedly at the age of 67 on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Lorene is now with her dear family that has preceded her in death and with her Lord in Heaven. She was born on July 15, 1952 in McDowell County to Hazel Rhodes Lawing and the late Loman “Floyd” Lawing. Lorene was a member of Brookside Baptist Church in Old Fort. She worked many years as secretary for McDowell County Cooperative Extension and 4-H. Lorene liked to read and was especially passionate about reading and studying her Bible. Lorene also enjoyed crocheting, singing, and playing the piano. She was a member of the Shingle Hollow Senior Citizens Choir, which would perform at nursing homes. Her family looked up to her and had a good role model to follow. Her memory of being a devoted Christian, a loving and caring wife, mother, and grandmother will be cherished. Lorene was a special person who touched the lives of everyone she met, and she made many dear friends.
Preceding Lorene in death are her first husband, Virgil Lail, second husband, Ralph L. Poole, and a grandchild, Logan Lail.
Lorene is survived by, in addition to her mother, a son, Joshua Lail (Kristie) of Marion; a special granddaughter who was like her daughter, Tabitha Buff (Tony) of Nebo; 4 stepchildren, Brenda Langenderfer (Bob) of Nebo, Linda Oaks, of TN, Rita P. Moore (Lawrence) of Marion, and Tommy Poole (Barbara) of High Point; 2 brothers, Terry Lawing of Sugar Hill and Dan Roger Lawing (Linda) of SC; 19 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandson.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Westmoreland Funeral Home in Marion. A funeral service to celebrate Lorene’s life will follow the visitation with Rev. Steve Bugenhagen officiating. Lorene will be laid to rest by her second husband, Ralph L. Poole, in Chapel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Flowers are acceptable and appreciated, but those wishing to make a memorial, please consider CarePartners McDowell WNC Bridge Foundation at 75 Fairview Rd, Asheville, NC 28803.
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