Tifton Gazette


January 16, 2014

Minnie Lee Newell Pollard

TIFTON — Minnie Lee Newell Pollard, 93, of Tifton died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at the home of her daughter, Sylvia Giddings. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Ty Ty. The Rev. Jim Duggan will officiate with burial to follow at First Baptist Church of Ty Ty Cemetery. Hilton Gann, Randy Tucker, Carlton Tucker, Michael Tucker, Wayne Tucker and James Hester will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. today at Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals. Mrs. Pollard will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service.

Mrs. Pollard was born Feb. 24, 1920 in Marion County, Ala. to Seth Verdo Newell and Mary Eugene York Newell, both deceased. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Julius Pollard, who died Jan. 17, 1980; one brother, Preston Newell; and four sisters, Willie Mae Hester, Florene Pitts, Lennie Maurer and Winnie Gann. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Ty Ty.

Mrs. Pollard is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sylvia Jean and John "Sonny" Giddings of Tifton; two grandsons, David Giddings of Tifton and Glenn Giddings of Danville, Va.; one sister, Ethelene Tucker of Thomasville; and several nieces and nephews.

Condolences may be sent to the family at the online guest registry at www.bowen-donaldson.com.

Services for the Pollard family are under the care and direction of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals.

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