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 Author: Mike Mrs. Gail P. Fannon Posted Date: October 18, 2011
(January 25, 1942 - October 18, 2011)

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Obituary Picture     Mrs. Gail Poole Fannon, age 69, of Benjamin Drive, Boone, died Tuesday afternoon October 18, 2011 at Carolinas Medical Center. Born January 25, 1942 in Sparta, she was a daughter of the late Reid C. and Sadie Crouse Poole. Gail received a BS and Masters Degree in Business from Appalachian State University and her Juris Doctor Degree from Campbell University. She taught the fifth grade for 2 years in Rockingham County; taught business at Mount Airy Senior High for 1 year and taught business classes at Surry Community College for 5 years. In 1981 Gail opened the first all female law firm in Boone. She continued to practice there until 2007 when she retired and joined the District Attorney’s office as an assistant District Attorney.
    She is survived by her husband of 48 years Ron Fannon, two sons; Brian Fannon and friend Liz Hindman of Boone and Landon T. Fannon and friend Crystal Butler of Winston-Salem, one brother in law; Jack Fannon of Idaho, six nieces and nephews; Rebecca Lowery, Alton Poole, Richard and Jonathan Fannon, Nancy Henderson and Tammy German, and number of grand nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one brother; Dale A. Poole.
    Funeral services for Mrs. Gail Poole Fannon will be conducted Friday morning at 11 o’clock at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Gordon Noble. Graveside services and burial will be at 2:30 at the Sparta Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Hickory Ridge Living History Museum P. O. Box 295, Boone, NC 28607.
    The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 o’clock until 8 o’clock at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home.
    Online condolences may be sent to the Fannon family at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Fannon family.

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