Polly Wilson


“Polly” Mary Alice Moore Wilson died peacefully, surrounded by her family, at Skyland Care Center on Sept. 20, 2020.

Polly was born to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Moore on Feb. 6, 1920, in Clarkesville, Va. 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 B.S. in nursing. She then taught nursing arts at Duke. She married Andrew Wilson on Dec. 28, 1946. In 1951, they moved to Sylva, N.C. She worked as a registered nurse for Dr. Roy Kirchburg and then at C.J. 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.