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Pauline Shumaker Rhymer

November 2, 1941 ~ June 26, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old


Pauline Shumaker Rhymer, 81, of Dillwyn, passed peacefully while surrounded by family on June 26, 2023.  She was born November 2, 1941 in Buckingham County, a daughter of the late Jessie “Buster” and Lottie Shumaker.  Pauline retired from Craddock-Terry Shoe Corporation.  Pauline was one of ten children and she loved spending time with her family, as her daughters and grandchildren were added to her family she taught them card games.  So many nights were enjoyed playing cards in each other’s homes.

Pauline is preceded in death by siblings, Jesse, Raymond “Dyches”, Julian “Mutt”, Emma Jane, and Peggy Ann.

Pauline is survived by her daughters, Cindy Layne and her husband, T.W. “Stretch” Layne and Kim Taylor; grandchildren, Jennifer Davis and Branson Layne; devoted nephews, Walt Robinson and his wife Mary Ann and children, Marisa and Mason (Emma) and Michael Shumaker (Sarah); stepsons that she loved as her own, Waylon “Babe” Rhymer and Randy Rhymer and their families; siblings, Georgie Browning, Daisy Robinson, Doris Rush (Mac) and Bruce Shumaker (Shirley) and many nieces, nephews and their families.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 30, 2023 at 2 p.m.  at the Dunkum Funeral Home, Dillwyn with interment in the Dillwyn Town Cemetery.  Family will receive friends on Thursday, June 29, 2023 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family would also like to extend appreciation to Centra Southside and Lynchburg General Hospital medical teams for the care shown to Pauline during her recent stays in those facilities.

In lieu of flowers donations in Pauline’s memory can be made to Dillwyn Volunteer Fire Department. 

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June 29, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Dunkum Funeral Home
16923 Oak Street
Dillwyn, VA 23936

Funeral Service
June 30, 2023

2:00 PM
Dunkum Funeral Home
16923 Oak Street
Dillwyn, VA 23936

Interment following funeral service
June 30, 2023

Dillwyn Town Cemetery
191 Gold Mine Street
Dillwyn, VA 23936


Dillwyn Volunteer Fire Department
P O Box 276, Dillwyn, VA 23936,


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