Welcome to the memorial page for

Polly Mae (Tapley) Williams

October 28, 1920 ~ June 30, 2017 (age 96)

Polly Mae Tapley Williams, 96, who resided at the Gardens at Calvary passed away Friday, June 30, 2017 at the Columbus Hospice House.

A graveside service is scheduled for 10:00 am Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Parkhill Cemetery with Dr. Ed Helton officiating. A visitation will be held from 5-7 pm Wednesday, July 5, 2015 at Vance-Brooks Funeral Home, 4048 Macon Rd in Columbus, GA.

Mrs. Williams was born October 28, 1920 in Tattnall County, GA to the late Morris Elbert Tapley and Georgie Lynn Tapley. Polly was the last living grandchild of Private John L. "Bunk" Lynn, Co. G. 47th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, CSA. She worked at Bibb Mills for over 30 years serving part of that time as the weaving instructor. A longtime member at Porter Memorial Baptist Church, she served in many roles including its Cradle Roll Program. Other than her parents she is preceded in death by her husband of 67 years Woodrow W. Williams Sr., a son, Tommy Morris Williams and 10 siblings.

She is survived by 2 sons, Ronny Williams and wife Deborah and Woodrow W. Williams, Jr. and wife Jeanna; grandchildren, Stacey Williams, Shelly Williams Foster and husband Paul and Ronald T. Williams, II and wife Pam; great-grandchildren, Alex Williams, Brooke Foster, Garrett Williams and Zachary Foster; many nieces, nephews and extended family members.

The family thanks the staff of The Gardens at Calvary and Columbus Hospice House for their kindness and care. In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to The Gardens at Calvary, 7585 Moon Rd., Columbus, GA 31909 or Columbus Hospice, 7020 Moon Rd., Columbus, GA 31909.

 Service Information

July 5, 2017

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Vance-Brooks Funeral Home Chapel
4048 Macon Road
Columbus, GA 31907

Graveside Service
July 6, 2017

10:00 AM
Parkhill Cemetery
4161 Macon Rd
Columbus, GA 31907

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