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Polly Wilson

"Polly" Mary Alice Moore Wilson died peacefully, surrounded by her family, at Skyland Care Center, on September 20, 2020. Polly was born to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Moore on February 6, 1920 in Clarkesville, Virginia. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew B. Wilson; son-in-law, George A. Stillwell; brother, Alfred Moore; and sister, Tommy Heustess.

Polly is survived by her daughters, Madge Wilson Stillwell and Sally Wilson Sutton (Tommy). Also surviving are grandchildren; Matt (Lindsey) Stillwell, Luke (Jonnie) Stillwell, Jeff (Toni) Stillwell, Tyler Sutton, Tate Sutton (Kevin) Jacobs; and great-grandchildren, Branson, Carolina, Ruby Drew, and Trayton.

Polly graduated from Duke University with a BS in nursing. She then taught nursing arts at Duke. She married Andrew Wilson on December 28, 1946. In 1951, they moved to Sylva, North Carolina. She worked as a registered nurse for Dr. Roy Kirchburg and then at CJ Harris Hospital as a diabetes teaching nurse. 

Polly was a faithful and active member of First United Methodist Church of Sylva, and she was a lifetime member of the Sylva Garden Club. She loved working in her yard that was always beautiful and in bloom throughout the summer. Her most special times were spent entertaining family and friends at their home in Webster and on the mountain at Pilot Grove. Polly was considered a beautiful southern lady.

Due to Covid 19 all Services will be private. Memorials can be made to: United Christian Ministries, 191 Skyland Drive, Sylva, NC 28779.

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so very sorry for you loss. Polly was such a very sweet lady. I always loved seeing her when we attended Church together. May God be with your family during this time. Give you peace.

Margie Stephans Sep 27 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Polly Wilson

Margie Stephans Sep 27 2020 12:00 AM

Love and prayers for Polly's family. She was such a a sweet, beautiful lady who meant so much to my family over the years. She will be missed by so many who loved her.

Sandy Muller Sep 24 2020 12:00 AM

I have great memories of a favorite and very special family memory. Madge and Sally please my thoughts with your families.

Ed Bain Sep 22 2020 12:00 AM

I knew the very lovely and smart Polly when I worked with The JOY Group at our church. She always looked beautiful. I called her Our Fashion Plate. Polly was a pure delight. I will always miss her!

Patricia Jones Sep 22 2020 12:00 AM

Madge, Sally and family - I am so sorry to hear about Polly. She was always one of my favorite people. I remember visiting with her on Main Street when your Dad still had the insurance agency and she would be there. A gracious, loving and truly nice person. She will be greatly missed.

Betty Crawford Sep 22 2020 12:00 AM

To Polly"s precious family, especially Sally and Madge. Your mother was such a beautiful, loving lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Tamera Crisp

Tamera Crisp Sep 22 2020 12:00 AM

Thing about you as you morn the death of your beautiful mother. Pat newman

Pat newman Sep 22 2020 12:00 AM

Mrs. Wilson was a special person to my family. I knew her through my mother, Doris Jackson. Mama always spoke highly of Mrs. Wilson and what a kind lady that she was. They shared special memories of Mrs Sarah Hall. Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to Madge, Sally, and the family. It was a blessing to run into Sally last year at the Cherokee Indian Fairground. It was meant to be. We celebrate the beautiful and giving life of Mrs. Wilson.

Sandra Jackson Jones Sep 21 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Polly Wilson

Sandra Jackson Jones Sep 21 2020 12:00 AM

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