Mattie “Miss Polly” Howell Mills age 85 of Fayetteville, passed away Monday February 10, 2014 at Lincoln Donalson Care Center in Fayetteville.
A native of Fayetteville, she was a daughter of the later A D Howell and Mattie Lou Ortner Howell.
She was a member of First Baptist Church in Fayetteville. She was a retired waitress working 18 years at the Chuck Wagon Restaurant. After her retirement, she sat with the elderly she was a member of the Mimosa Women’s Home Demonstration Club. In younger days, she loved to roller skate. In her 20’s she competed and won some awards.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry Mills of Fayetteville, a son; Larry Mullins and his wife Judy of Taft, daughter; Brenda Buchanan and her husband Terry of Fayetteville.
She was preceded in death by her brothers; Gordon, Hurley, Kelvie, Robert and Buddy Howell, sisters; Annie Howell Simms and Katherine Howell Steelman. Four grandchildren six great-grandchildren and one on the way.
A celebration of life will be held on Sunday March 2, 2014 at 4 PM at First Baptist Church in Fayetteville with Bro. Van Johnson officiating.
Visitation with the family begins at 2 PM until service time .