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Pauline (Morgan) Stringer Stegall Gamble

April 3, 1923 ~ June 28, 2020 (age 97)


Mrs. Pauline (Morgan) Stringer Stegall Gamble, 97, of Hermitage, TN, formerly of Salem, KY, passed away on Sunday morning, June 28, 2020, at McKendree Village in Hermitage. 

Mrs. Gamble was born April 3, 1923 to the late R. B. and Edna (Roberts) Morgan.  After graduating from Salem High School, she continued her education at Murray State University completing her degree as a Graduate Valedictorian. She completed her Master’s Degree as well as 30 college hours above.  Music and helping others learn was a highlight of her life as she taught in the Livingston County School District.  Giving Private music lessons were also an enjoyment. She was a member of Salem Baptist Church and owned and operated Morgan Dry Goods, which was established by her parents. She was a Kentucky Colonel.  Her many interests included painting, researching history and genealogy, writing and traveling.  During her lifetime, she visited in all fifty states and seventeen different countries.   In her final years, she played the organ and led the choir at the Chapel at McKendree.

She is survived by her daughters, Cynthia Hart (Ronnie) of San Antonio, TX, Darilyn Stringer of Hermitage, TN; son, Paul Stringer (Cat) of Katy, TX; grandchildren, Ashley Grace (Aaron), Heather Alisha Mason of Gordonsville, TN, Natalie Starr Stringer of The Woodlands, TX, Giorgia Nicole Stringer of The Woodlands, TX and Clint Vincent Stringer of CA; and great grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Jenna, Anna, Collin, Landon, Colton, Hutton and Anderson.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Darrell E. Stringer, W. T. Stegall and Bill Gamble; grandchild, Zachary Hart; and her parents. 

Funeral services will be Friday, July 3, 2020, at 11 AM, in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services, with Rev. John East to officiate.  Burial will follow in Salem Cemetery.

Friends may visit from 6 to 8 pm, Thursday, July 2, 2020 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem, KY.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Miss Pauline Music Scholarship Fund, c/o Boyd Funeral Directors, P. O. Box 26, Salem, KY 42078.

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July 2, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services
212 East Main Street
Salem, KY 42078

Funeral Service
July 3, 2020

11:00 AM
Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services
212 East Main Street
Salem, KY 42078

Interment following funeral service
July 3, 2020

Salem Cemetery
Lion Drive
Salem, KY 42078


Miss Pauline Music Scholarship Fund c/o Boyd Funeral Directors
PO Box 26, Salem KY 42078
Tel: 1-270-988-3131

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