Pauline (Polly)-Reece-Obituary

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Pauline (Polly) Martin Reece

Yadkinville, North Carolina

Dec 14, 1923 – Jun 12, 2020 (Age 96)


December 14, 1923
June 12, 2020
Yadkinville, North Carolina


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Gentry Family Funeral Service - Yadkinville Obituary

Mrs. Pauline “Polly” Martin Reece, 96, passed away Friday, June 12, 2020 at Trinity Elms in Clemmons, NC. She was born on December 14, 1923 at East Bend, NC to Troy Wesley and Pearl Dezern Martin. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Foy W. Reece of 59 years; two brothers, Colonel Thomas W. Martin and wife, Faye Joines Martin, and Henry S. Martin. Surviving are a sister, Libby (Clyde) Wall of East Bend, NC, two sons, Martin Reece of Boonville, NC, Allan (Ellen) Reece of Yadkinville, NC; daughter-in-law, Molly Reece of Lewisville, NC; step-son, Gray (JoAnn) of Carmel, Indiana; five grandchildren, Chad (Kim) Reece, Matthew (Sarah) Reece, Brittany (Tray) Norman, Brandy (Nina) Reece, Brandon Reece (Jill); five great-grandchildren, Connor Reece,  Colton Reece, Alexis Reece, Reece Norman, Harper Lee Norman and Hudson Asbury; step-grandson, Joe (Emily) Reece; three step-great grandchildren, Lizzie, Natalie, and Will Reece; sisters-in-law, Shirley Martin Patterson, and Mary Woodruff Reece, several nieces and nephews. great nieces and nephews. Polly graduated from East Bend High School in 1940. Following graduation, she was recruited by the Chatham Manufacturing Company to play semi-pro basketball for the Chatham Blanketeers. At an early age she made a profession of faith and became a member of East Bend Baptist Church. In 1941 her family moved to Boonville Baptist Church which she attended until her marriage to Foy W. Reece on May 30, 1947. Following their marriage, she became a member of Charity Baptist Church. There she served as Church Clerk, President of Woman’s Missionary Union, Choir member and Trustee. Polly and Foy lived on Rockford Road near Boonville where they owned a dairy and tobacco farm. In 1956, she returned to the public workforce being employed a Hanes Hosiery in Winston Salam, NC. She retired in June 1972 as the first female foreman at the company. Mrs. Reece will be available for viewing on Saturday, June 13, 2020 from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM and Sunday, June 14, 2020 from 8:00 AM until 2:30 PM at Gentry Family Funeral Service in Yadkinville. Her funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, June 14, 2020 in the Gentry Family chapel with Rev. Will Hamric officiating with burial at Charity Baptist Church Cemetery in Boonville, NC. Online condolences may be made to Gentry Family Funeral Service of Yadkinville is serving the Reece family.

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I went to see Polly here at Trinity Elms and we talked about all the good times we had playing golf at the Country Club and our trips to the mountains....with Buster and Polly Phillips and Janet Crutchfield and of course me and Charles. She also told me about the boys and all her grandchildren...she was so proud of them. We talked about her sweet sister Libby and how happy she was her now. When I got ready to leave we hugged and I told her I loved her. She was a dear friend of ours and...

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

What a wonderful lady. I loved to be around her.

Martin, Allen and all your family are in our thoughts and prayers! Wonderful memories and times were had with Polly and Foy.

I'm so sorry for the family's loss. Polly was such a delight, and such a staunch Boonville Black Knights sports fan!! When the men's basketball team went to the State Finals in Durham, Polly and Foy were 2 of the first Boonville fans to arrive. May you be comforted to know how special Polly was to so many people, and by Precious Memories. With deepest sympathy. Anne Ryan Neary

Aunt Polly was a bright star in the lives of my family. My girls, Brenna and Jenny, my grandsons, and my husband all loved to visit her. My mother, Doris Reece Woodruff, and my father, Albert Woodruff, had lots of fun with Foy and Polly and made sure we all stayed close. I used to have long phone chats with Aunt Polly until her stroke. I miss her wisdom and loving thoughts, and her great sense of humor.

To the Reece Family, I am so saddened to hear of Pollys passing. She and Foy were very good friends with my Mom and Dad ( Bill and Nell). Polly came to Raleigh with my Mom one time to take care of me after surgery. She had a heart of Gold. I guess the four of them will resume their New Years Eve Rook Party again, since they are all together once again. Memories of Polly will be with us forever.
Prayers and Comfort for the Family.
Debi Williams Linzey

what a fine example of a Lady! glad i was lucky enough to meet her and Foy.Family i am sorry for your loss.thank the Lord you will be together again in Heaven.