OBITUARY

Nancy Lee Poland-Mayes

June 17, 1930January 30, 2019

Nancy Lee Poland-Mayes, age 88, of Knoxville, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, January 30, 2019. She was born in Greenville, South Carolina on June 17, 1930. Graduated from Knoxville High School in 1947 and received her Master of Education Degree from the University of Tennessee in 1956. Nancy was a long time member of Springhill Missionary Baptist Church and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Preceded in death by parents, L.B. McClary, Sr. and Lorena Hancock McClary; husbands, Robert A. Poland, Sr. and William E. Mayes, Sr.; brother and sister-in-law, L.B. McClary, Jr. and Gordan McClary. Survived by son, Robert A. Poland, Jr. and wife Karen; step-children, Earl and Mary Frances Mayes, Randy and Shelia Mayes; 7 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren; 3 step-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; aunt, Celia Brown (Snooks), Charleston, South Carolina. The family will receive friends from 1-2 pm with the funeral service at 2 pm Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Springhill Missionary Baptist Church, 2101 Spring Hill Road, Knoxville, TN 37914 with Rev. Rick Ferguson and Rev. Earl Mayes officiating. Interment will follow at Lynnhurst Cemetery. In lieu of flowers Nancy requested donations be made to Shriners Hospital for Children at https://donate.lovetotherescue.org/give. Condolences may be offered at www.berrylynnhurst.com

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Saturday, February 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 9, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Committal Service
REMEMBERING

Nancy Lee Poland-Mayes

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Doug & Kimen Wheeler

February 7, 2019

Our sincere condolences. Nancy was a gracious and kind woman. She was a significant part of our life.

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