Pauline Percival Webb

October 13, 1927November 17, 2020

Pauline Webb, 93, passed away November 17, 2020 in Nashville, TN. She was born on October 13, 1927. Pauline was the youngest of 5 children, born to Forster and Mertie Percival in Knoxville, TN. She helped her parents plant the best garden in the neighborhood, and she loved to help with preserving and canning the fruits of their labor. This also led to her creating some of the best baked goods you ever put in your mouth.

Pauline was a born entertainer, and loved to put on glorious parties for church and friends. She also delighted in having extra special tea parties with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Pauline was a well loved and respected employee of Chattanooga City Schools as a cafeteria manager. In addition to traveling the world with her husband, Pauline and Boyd Webb loved their church friends at Trinity Woodmore and Brainerd United Methodist Church. They were truly servants of the Lord, and spent many hours working at both churches. Pauline was also very active in the United Methodist Women.

Pauline was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth Boyd Webb, her parents Forster and Mertie Percival, her daughter Susan (Sam) Nichols, her 2 sisters, and 3 brothers.

She is survived by her daughter Rebecca (Eric) Weiser; step-sons Roy (Karen) Webb, Dickie (Janis) Webb; step-daughter Nancy (Lars) Friis-Jensen; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 2:00 pm Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at Chattanooga National Cemetery. There will be no visitation

Due to Covid-19 we request that masks be worn at the National Cemetery and that all Hamilton County and the CDC’s guide lines be adhered to.

In lieu of flowers the family requests for donations to be made to Brainerd United Methodist Church in Chattanooga, TN or Woodbine United Methodist Church in Nashville, TN.

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Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 404 S. Moore Rd., East Ridge, TN 37412.



  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, November 24, 2020

  • Interment

    Tuesday, November 24, 2020

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Barbara McMahan

November 24, 2020

We're so sorry about the loss of Polly. As her BUMC family and early church goers, we always enjoyed seeing & chatting with her & Boyd each Sunday. Polly was instrumental in planning BUMC's kitchen with the renovation, and it was known that no meal was planned or served at Trinity Woodmore without Polly! I was most thankful for her advice when I needed to cook for a larger number of folks. And I remember her helping her sister in the Knoxville area and being a patient coping wife as Boyd aged. Such a memory-long ago Boyd -instigator- and several other men (my husband Mike included) dressed in drag for a church skit. I put photos on the church's bulletin board. At Boyd's funeral she even elaborated about it as we spoke! Such a dear spirited soul- fond of!

Barbara & Mike McMahan

Alice Marie Clark Danks

November 23, 2020

Boyd and Polly were members of my parents' Sunday School class at Brainerd UMC, and we attended Barger Elementary when Polly was cafeteria manager. We will remember them fondly.
In Christian sympathy,
Alice Marie Clark Danks


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