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Pauline “Polly” Hord

Pauline “Polly” Hord

December 13, 1921 - November 29, 2019     Age: 97

Polly Abernethy Hord passed away Friday, November 29, 2019 at the Warner Center for Caring.

She was a native of Raleigh, NC and was the daughter of the late Max and Elizabeth Hill Abernethy.

Mrs. Hord moved to Fernandina Beach in 1954 and taught kindergarten for many years at Southside Elementary School. She retired in 1981. She was an active member of First Presbyterian Church and the Nassau County Retired Educators.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hord was predeceased by her husband, Gene Hord, in 2000.

She leaves behind her sons, Tom and Max, as well as Max’s wife JoAnn; her grandson, Max B. Hord and his wife, Ciara and a great grandson, Benton T. Hord.

Funeral services for Mrs. Hord will be held Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 11:00 AM at First Presbyterian Church of Fernandina Beach with the Reverend Doctor Wain Wesberry, Pastor, officiating.

Memorial gifts may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 9 N. 6th Street, Fernandina Beach, FL  32034.

 

 

10 Condolences

  • Holly N Taylor Posted December 1, 2019 4:59 pm

    Max,your mother was one of the sweetest ladies I have ever known. So sorry for your loss. May her soul through the Mercy of God rest in peace!

  • Gordon Hart Posted December 1, 2019 8:43 pm

    Let us draw up our dearest sentiments and use them all, for she is truly worth them.

  • Duane Sims Posted December 1, 2019 9:13 pm

    Ms Polly was a very special and caring person and will be missed by many including all the Sims family. My sister Donna and I both attended her kindergarten class in the early 60s. My father worked with Gene at Rayonier and my mother stayed in touch with Polly for many years.. Everyone who knew Polly loved her. Our thoughts and prayers are with Tom, Max, and all the Hord family.

  • Claire Taylor Posted December 2, 2019 6:00 am

    I loved Miss Polly in kindergarten – and as a neighbor! She was the kindest person, and helped form the foundation of my life. This weekend I was thinking of the many children she influenced, who are scattered far and wide. My deepest condolences to Max and Tom, as I think of the fun times they had on “the fence” with my late brother, Joe.

  • Davy Bowers Posted December 2, 2019 8:28 am

    Very sorry for your loss. Hold your wonderful memories of your Mom close to your heart. She was alway very kind to all three of the Bowers kids. Every time I saw her she would ask how Peggy and Ricky were doing.

  • Gail Cook Posted December 2, 2019 9:50 am

    I was sorry to read of your mother’s passing, but what an amazing life she lived. She touched the lives of so many with her sweet spirit and kindness, but especially the young children that she loved so much. It was such a blessing to grow up on Stanley Drive and she is a part of my memories of my childhood. Praying for God to give you the peace and comfort that passes all understanding. Remember the special times that you shared and let those memories comfort you.

  • Jeffrey Bunch Posted December 2, 2019 2:57 pm

    I am sorry to hear of Ms. Polly’s passing, she touched so many lives in Fernandina and those that knew her carry with them good memories of her kindness.

  • Brian J Flick Posted December 3, 2019 7:54 am

    Ms. Polly was one of my favorite people as I grew up in First Pres here in FB. She always had a huge hug for me and was just so kind. I will never forget her. God Bless. The world needs more people like you Ms. Polly.

  • Peggy King Posted December 5, 2019 9:59 am

    My mother, Blanche Hudson Ritchie Fontaine, counted Polly as one of her best friends when she was growing up in Raleigh, and she saw Polly as an adult whenever Polly visited family in Raleigh. My mother died young, at 52, but I still remember riding in the back seat of the car while Polly and my mother were in the front seat. How they would laugh! together! She was a very special friend to my mother and a very special person.

  • John Thomas Womack Posted December 5, 2019 10:09 am

    It is with deep sorry that I learn of your mother passing.

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