Obituary: Polly Kennerly

Dec. 11, 2013 @ 03:57 PM

Polly Kenerley

Mrs. Polly Pritchett Kenerley of Thomasville peacefully passed away on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Greensboro, NC to Ernest Miller Pritchett and Cratie Irene Dick Pritchett. Enamored by a fashionable dresser from Thomasville, NC she married Wade Edgar Kenerley and spent the next 37 years as a loving wife and accompanied him on his fishing trips. She was one of the original members of Memorial United Methodist Church dedicating many hours as a Sunday School teacher, creator of the acolyte program, Cub Scout Den mother, Brownie leader, member of a church circle, office volunteer, worship service greeter and helping stitch the needlepoint kneeling pads.

As an employee of Wachovia Bank & Trust, she was always ready with a smile, kind words, and helpful assistance. Upon retirement in 1983, she received a bicycle that she enjoyed and rode a lot. She kept busy traveling, visiting Australia, New Zealand, and Europe to experience new cultures and sights and visiting her son and his family in Texas. Never one to be without a hobby, she enjoyed bridge, gardening (especially her rose bushes), puzzles, reading, cooking, and needlework.

Her family will always remember her delicious fried chicken, beef tips, and pimento cheese. Her grandchildren were a twinkle in her eye. They learned to ride bicycles, build wooden railroads, never fear snakes, find adventures in the woods and creeks, and drink Coca-Colas from glass bottles.

She is survived by a daughter, Laraine (Scottie) Todd and her husband John of Thomasville; a son, Charles Kenerley and his wife Ree of College Station, Texas; grandchildren, Michael Todd and his wife Stephanie, Beth Todd, Kyle Kenerley and Alec Kenerley; a great-grandson, Banks Todd.

A graveside service will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at Thomasville City Cemetery by the Rev. Dr. Ivan H. M. Peden and the Rev. Peggy A. Finch. The body will remain at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville until the hour of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292 or to Memorial United Methodist Church, PO Box 428, Thomasville, NC 27361.

Online condolences may be made to the Kenerley family at