Paula M. (Polly) Bell passed away October 10, 2018 at the Hospice House in Pinehurst.

Polly lived in Cambridge Ohio during her childhood years. She graduated from Wake Forest University and received a master’s degree from Florida International University. Polly lived in Miami Florida for 17 years and worked in the banking industry. While in Florida, she met her husband Ken. In 1991 they moved to Pinehurst and took in all the area had to offer. Polly worked for H & R Block for 10 years and for the Foundation of FirstHealth until she retired in 2015. 

Polly is survived by her husband of 38 years and best friend, Kenneth R. Bell. Other family members are two cousins, Peggy (Bill) Lobb and Jim (Kary) Ewalt and brothers in law and sisters in law, Barbara (Alex) Hill, Beverly Minnigh, Richard (Bonnie) Bell, Douglas (Marcia) Bell and Debbie (John) Holden and several nephews and nieces. 

There will be visitation hours at Boles Funeral Home, Pinehurst on Wednesday October 17th from 5 PM until 8PM. A celebration of her life will be held at the Pinehurst Members Club on Sunday October 28th from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial gifts to the Foundation of FirstHealth, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374 for either the CANCER CARE Fund or the Clara McLean Hospitality House. Both of these programs were near and dear to Polly’s heart and directly benefit residents of the Sandhills. An endowment fund with be set up in Polly’s name at the Foundation.

Casual attire for both the visitation and celebration.

Services are entrusted to Boles funeral Home of Pinehurst.

To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Paula Mock Bell, please visit Boles’ Tribute Store.

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