CLYDE — Pauline Harrell Best, 95, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, at Haywood Regional Medical Center.

A native of Haywood County, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Eva Seay Harrell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Phil Best, who died in 1993; and brothers, Guy and Claude Harrell. Pauline was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. She enjoyed cooking, feeding people, especially her family, quilting and reading.

Pauline is survived by daughters, Phyllis Jones, and her husband, Ken, of Hiawassee, Georgia and Helen Rogers, of Clyde; sons, Harold Best, and his wife, Donna, and Robbie Best, all of Clyde; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, at Upper Crabtree Community Cemetery with the Rev. James Marsh officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 884 Crawford Road, Waynesville, NC 28785 or Upper Crabtree Community Cemetery, c/o Ben Best, 537 Bald Creek Road, Clyde, NC 28721.

The care of Mrs. Best has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Homes and an online memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at

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