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R.I.P. polly williams

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R.I.P. polly williams#1
Posted: 2/12/08 at 8:37pm
how sad... she was in the HBO documentary "thin"

Pollack Williams - HIXSON

R.I.P. polly williams

HIXSON — Pollack “Polly” Ann Williams, age 33, of 1421 Cloverdale Dr., Hixson, Tennessee, died Friday, February 8, 2008, at her residence.

Polly was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and had lived most of her life in Johnson City, Tennessee. She was the daughter of Susan Lancaster Rule and George Alex Williams II. Her stepfather was Jim Rule.

Polly was a graduate of University High School in Johnson City, where she was a member of the Academic Decathlon that was ranked third in the nation. She graduated with honors from Virginia Tech, where she majored in English with a concentration in Shakespearean studies and a minor in communications. While at Virginia Tech she was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority. She remained an avid Virginia Tech “Hokie.”

Polly had been featured in Lauren Greenfield’s HBO documentary THIN. She was also a lobbyist for the National Eating Disorders Association.

Polly loved children and butterflies. She used her love for children in her work photographing children for LifeTouch studios with JC Penney Company. She received recognition for her photography by becoming the district event coordinator in Hixson LifeTouch Studios and by winning manager of the month, sales average achievement award and was featured in JC Penney’s master gallery photography book.

Her sisters remember that her life motto was simply “Believe.”

She is survived by her mother and step-father, Susan and Jim Rule, of Johnson City; her father, Alex Williams, of Gray; her maternal grandparents, Barbara and Hanes Lancaster; her fraternal grandmother, Isabel Daniels Williams, all of Johnson City; three sisters, Bebe W. Reed and her husband, Bo, of Cartersville, Georgia, Susan Staley W. Smith and her husband, Wayne, of Winder, Georgia, Betsy Williams, of Knoxville, Tennessee; and a stepsister, Courtney Rule Williams and her husband, Richard, of Johnson City. She is also survived by adored nieces and nephews, Madison Reed, Trey Reed, Staley Reed, Brackin Smith, Reed Smith, Lilly Ann Smith and Emma Williams.

Funeral services for Ms Williams will be held Monday at 8:00 PM at Morris-Baker Funeral Home South Chapel. Rev. Larry Nees will officiate. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 PM. Graveside services and burial will be at Monte Vista Memorial Park at 10 AM on Tuesday. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery.

For those who wish to make contributions in memory of Polly, the family suggests National Eating Disorders at

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re: R.I.P. polly williams#2
Posted: 2/12/08 at 9:50pm
That is so sad. That movie had such an impact on me - very powerful, and she was very memorable in it. RIP.
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