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Mary Pauline Harold

December 27, 1925 August 15, 2019
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Roper Funeral Home and Crematory
206 Holly Street
Jasper, Georgia 30143
706-253-7500
www.roperfuneralhome.com

Mary Pauline Millard Harold died peacefully at her home in Jasper August 15th after a short illness. She was 93.

Mary is survived by a nephew, Robin Sawyer of Great Britain; stepdaughter, Jane Waller (Jake) of Jasper; stepson, William Harold (Nancy) of Powell, Tennessee; granddaughters, Rosemary Wigington (Allen) of Jasper, Jeca Taudte (Stephen Totilo) of Brooklyn, New York, Katie Harold and Evy Wilson of Knoxville, Tennessee; grandson, Rev. William Waller (Emily) of Rocky Mount, Virginia; great-grandchildren, Kate and Jake Wigington of Jasper, Ada Rose and Finnegan James Totilo of Brooklyn, and Ezekiel Waller of Rocky Mount.

Mary was born in Devizes, Wiltshire, England in December of 1925 to Donald Field Millard and Mabel Pitt Millard. They preceded her in death, as did her sister, Ann Lawrence. When she was six, her family emigrated to Australia, where they spent a year and a half. Her mother hated it and they returned to England. Mary's mother died when Mary was nine, and she and her sister went into the care of their paternal grandparents.

She was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Church in Devizes, and upon graduation from La Sagesse Convent School in Romsey in 1942, finished her business administration degree at the University of London in 1943. Mary immediately joined the British Royal Navy and served as a plane spotter.

She came to the United States in 1954, and spent 25 years in hospital administration in Tampa, Florida. She married William Harold of Gray, Tennessee in 1978, retired, and lived in East Tennessee until 1991 when they moved to Jasper to be near family. Her husband died in 1993.

Mary read to children in the library at Jasper Elementary for ten years as a volunteer. Her favorite memory of that time was of a little boy, taken with her British accent, who asked her, "Miss Mary, do you speak English?" She volunteered for 25 years with the Piedmont Mountainside Hospital Auxiliary, working every Friday in the gift shop. She retired from that position only last November when the trek from the parking lot became too much.

It was Mary's wish that she be cremated and her ashes scattered in the gulfstream in the Atlantic, in hopes "that a small morsel will return to England."

The family will receive friends at Roper Funeral Home from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 20, 2019. A Memorial Service will be held at The Episcopal Church of the Holy Family at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 21, 2019.

In lieu of flowers, Mary would appreciate donations to Pickens Animal Rescue; PO Box 45; Jasper, GA 30143.

Arrangements are entrusted to the staff of Roper Funeral Home & Crematory in Jasper.

Online condolences may be made at www.roperfuneralhome.com .


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Visitation

Tuesday

20

Aug

5:00 PM 8/20/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 8/20/2019 7:00:00 PM
Roper Funeral Home and Crematory

206 Holly Street
Jasper, GA 30143

Roper Funeral Home and Crematory
206 Holly Street Jasper 30143 GA
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Memorial

Wednesday

21

Aug

11:00 AM 8/21/2019 11:00:00 AM
Episcopal Church of the Holy Family

202 Griffith Road
Jasper, GA 30143

Episcopal Church of the Holy Family
202 Griffith Road Jasper 30143 GA
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