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 Lella Pauline “Miss Polly” <I>Fonville</I> Abel

Lella Pauline “Miss Polly” Fonville Abel

Carroll County, Mississippi, USA
Death 10 Apr 2014 (aged 84)
Mississippi, USA
Burial Richland, Rankin County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 127798318 · View Source
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Obituary for Mrs. Polly Abel
Mrs. Lella Pauline Fonville Able or "Miss Polly", as she was affectionately known, awoke in her heavenly home on April 10, 2014 at the age of 84. She was born on August 5, 1929 in Carol County Ms.

Visitation will be Saturday, April 12th from 5-8 PM and Sunday, April 13th from 1 PM until the 2 PM Funeral Service at Chancellor Funeral Home in Florence. Burial will follow at Glenwood Memorial Park in Richland.

Miss Polly is preceded in death by her parents, E. H. and Hallie K. Fonville; two husbands, John C. Byrd Sr. and Larry Abel; one sister, Bobbye Massey and two brothers, Cecil Fonville and Joe Fonville.

She is survived by three children, Paula Byrd Jackson (Larry) of Sevierville, TN, John C. Byrd Jr. (Debbie) of Richland, MS, and Sharon Byrd Holmes (Jimmy) of Richland, MS; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Suzie Ham of Jayess MS; four brothers, Earl Fonville of Gray, LA, Jamo Fonville of Salem, Oregon, Tommy Fonville and Danny Fonville both of Richland Ms; and special friend John Phillips.

She was a beautiful, classy lady who loved spending time with family and friends. She was a member of Christway Church in Flowood, Ms. She was a long-time resident of Richland, Ms. Her favorite past-time was shopping for bargains. As her grandmother would say, she always looked like she'd just stepped out of a band box.

Chancellor Funeral Home obit
1940 United States Federal Census
about Harvey Fonville Name: Harvey Fonville
Age: 35
Estimated birth year: abt 1905
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Mississippi
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Boise City, Cimarron, Oklahoma
Farm: No
Inferred Residence in 1935: Belzoni, Humphreys, Mississippi
Residence in 1935: Belzoni, Humphreys, Mississippi
Sheet Number: 61A
Occupation: Laborer
Industry: Farm
House Owned or Rented: Rented
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 3
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 8th grade
Income: 300
Income Other Sources: No
Household Members: Name Age
Harvey Fonville 35
Hallie Fonville 31
Pauline Fonville 10
Bobby Fonville 8
Cecil Fonville 4
Earl Fonville 5/12

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  • Created by: Charline Herring Ryan
  • Added: 11 Apr 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 127798318
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lella Pauline “Miss Polly” Fonville Abel (5 Aug 1929–10 Apr 2014), Find A Grave Memorial no. 127798318, citing Glenwood Memorial Park, Richland, Rankin County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Charline Herring Ryan (contributor 47470883) .