Herman and Sherry Pauley, Litchfield residents – Coastal Observer


Herman and Sherry Pauley, Litchfield residents

January 13, 2022

James Herman Pauley and Sherry McCoy Pauley of Litchfield died Jan. 6 the same way they lived, their family said: protecting their loved ones and together.

 The couple loved their church families and found peace at both Christ the King Grace in Pawleys Island and Grace Lutheran in Knoxville, Tenn.

The Pauleys are survived by their children, Amber Pauley Hicks and Kenny Pauley; their grandchildren, Madison Pauley Hicks, Ben Pauley, Amanda Hooper (Matt) and Andi Harsley (Andy); six great-grandchildren; their siblings, Linda Rayfield, Cecil Pauley, Paula Hamrick (Brad), Jean McCoy, Fonda Conner (Philip), Johnny McCoy (Carol), Ray Pauley (Kathy) and Gary Pauley; 11 nieces and nephews, 18 great-nieces and great-nephews; and many cousins. 

Their parents, J.B. and Lois McCoy and Jack and Irma Pauley, died before them, as did their brothers-in-law, Cleve Rayfield and Rick Travis, and a nephew, Jonathan Pauley.

The couple’s beloved cat, Pippi, died with them. Therefore, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Frances Animal Center in Georgetown (sfanimals.org), or Midway Fire and Rescue (midwayfirerescue.org) in gratitude for their sincere efforts and continuous support.

A memorial service will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. at Christ the King Grace Church. Visitation will be one hour prior in the church’s Live Oak Center. 

There is an online  guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.



Georgetown County Board of Education: First and third Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m., Beck Education Center. For details, go to gcsd.k12.sc.us.

Georgetown County Council: Second and fourth Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m., Howard Auditorium, Hawkins Street, Georgetown. For details, go to georgetowncountysc.org.

Pawleys Island Town Council: Second Mondays, 5 p.m. Virtual meetings.For details, go to townofpawleysisland.com.

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