Pauline Neighbors


June 18, 1905  
October 18, 2001


Pauline Neighbors, age 96, of 1706 St. Andrews Drive, died October 18, 2001, at her residence. Heritage Chapel Funeral Home will be assisting the family.


Pauline Neighbors was born in Moundville, June 18, 1905, the daughter of James E. and Laura Griffin Neighbors. Her grandfather, A. H. (Ship) Griffin was a founder of the city of Moundville. After graduating with a master’s degree from the University of Alabama, she spent 39 years in the teaching profession. The English wing of the new Tuscaloosa County High School was named in her honor to commemorate her 34 years of teaching there. Former grateful students made this possible.


Miss Neighbors belonged to many honorary professional organizations, including Kappa Delta Pi, Delta Kappa Gamma, NEA, AEA and Tuscaloosa County Teachers Association. After her retirement, she worked actively with Tuscaloosa Retired Teachers Association.


A member for many years of the Pilot Club of Tuscaloosa, she was twice president and held many other official positions.


As a member of the First United Methodist Church of Tuscaloosa, she was very active in all church activities. For more than 30 years she taught in the youth department of the church Sunday School After leaving the youth department, she was a leader in the Amaranth Sunday School Class.


Miss Neighbors leaves a sister, Mrs. Mary Bennett; two nephews, Manly Neighbors, Jr. and James E. Neighbors of Connecticut; one niece, Mrs. Tina Hardenberg of Ohio; 12 grand and many great grand nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 20, at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery in Moundville. Visitation will be at the church in the Parker Room, an hour before the service.


In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the First United Methodist Church or to Hospice of West Alabama, 1800 McFarland Blvd., N., Tuscaloosa, AL 35406.


Published in Tuscaloosa News October 22, 2001






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