SHELBY-Mrs. Pauline "Polly" Howell, 91, of Shelby, passed away Monday, March 25, 2013.
A native of Rutherford County, she was born May 9, 1921, daughter of the late Forrest and Bessie Bridges Jones.
She was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother, who always put family first. Her family was truly the love of her life. She was also a devoted member of Bethel Baptist Church which she loved very much.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Grover Howell Jr.; one daughter, Judy Goforth; one brother and six sisters.
She is survived by one son, Thomas Howell III of Spindale; one daughter, Cathy York and husband Skip of Lawndale; one brother, Robert Jones and wife Lee of Norfolk, Va.; six grandchildren, Jackie Buckner, Ann Matheney, both of Spindale, James Morrison of Forest City, Mark Howell of Winston Salem, Travis York of Cherryville, and Justin York of Shelby; 14 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the church.
Funeral Service: 7 p.m. Thursday at Bethel Baptist Church
Officiated By: Dr. Tim Sims and Dr. J.M. Ezell
Burial: 11 a.m. Friday at Sunset Cemetery
Funeral Home: Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Shelby is serving the family
Memorials: May be made to Bethel Baptist Church Building Fund, 606 South Dekalb Street, Shelby, N.C. 28150.
Online Condolences: www.claybarnette.com