She was born on Monday, March 17, 1924 to the late Early Duke Poole and Maggie Ethel Wilson Poole. Helen graduated from Harmony High School and then from H.F. Long School of Nursing in Statesville, NC in 1943. She enlisted in the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps, but did not have to serve since the war ended. Helen was a Registered Nurse for nearly 40 years and worked at H.F. Long Hospital in Statesville, NC, Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro, NC and Rowan Regional Hospital in Salisbury, NC where she retired as the Manager of the Recovery Room. She was a member of Neel Road Baptist Church where she enjoyed worshipping and being a part of the Baptist Women and Mission Organizations. She was truly a Servant of God. Helen loved to care for others, to laugh, enjoyed her garden and flowers, playing games, camping and her passion was quilting. Most of all she loved to spend time with her family and friends!
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband John Melvin Cashion who she was married to for 67 years, her siblings: brother, Ray Poole; sisters, Clara Evans & Hazel Steele.
Helen is survived by her children: sons, Steve Cashion (Pat) and Gene
Cashion (Regeana); daughter, Cindy Russell (Hayes); Grandchildren: Paul
Cashion (Laurie), Christy Jeansonne, Jordan Mammano (Morgan), Bryce
Russell (Nikki), Katie Yacevich (Kyle), and Zack Russell. Great-
grandchildren: Chelsea & Luke Jeansonne, Eli Durden & Tori Osley,
Benjamin & Lilly Joy Russell, Adalyn & Oliver Yacevich. Sisters, Ruby
Harris (Bob), Mildred Laney & brother, Clarence Poole, & many beloved
nieces & nephews.
Visitation will be at Neel Road Baptist Church in Salisbury, NC on
Sunday September 15, 2019 from 2-4pm. The Funeral will follow at 4 pm.
Pastor Brian Hancock and Rev. Jerry Wilkes will be officiating. Burial
will be at 11 am on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at the National Cemetery
at the Hefner VA Medical Center. The body will be at Chapman Funeral
Home, 158 Stony Point School Road, Stony Point NC 28678 prior to
services. Memorials can be made to Neel Road Baptist Church, 135 Neel
Road, Salisbury, NC 28147 or to the Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House, 1229
Statesville Blvd, Salisbury, NC 28144.
Condolences may be sent to the Cashion family by clicking the link below. Chapman Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the Family of Laura Helen Poole Cashion.
Dear Cashion family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a good lady. I knew your family at Enon Baptist Church. My parents, Jack and Margie Boyd, camped with your family. In 1977, your mother was with my mother in the recovery room at Rowan Hosp. and she had to tell mine that she had cancer. I was so glad it was your mother, her friend, who was with her. My mom died in 1999, and dad in 2013.
Please know your family is in my prayers.
Cathy Boyd Hopkins - Fayetteville, NC