Polly C. McFarlin

September 30, 1931July 31, 2020

Polly Covington McFarlin, 88, of Nolensville passed away on Friday, July 31, 2020.

Polly was born on September 30th, 1931 in College Grove, TN, the daughter of Joseph Powell and Pauline Thurman Covington. She married John William McFarlin on June 30, 1960 at her parents’ home in College Grove.

Preceding Polly in death is her husband, John William McFarlin; her parents; her sister Dorothy Covington; and her brother Dicky Covington.

Surviving is her daughter Ginny (husband, Horace) Sullivan; her granddaughter Becky (husband, David) Kimbrough; and her great-granddaughters Molly and Katie Kimbrough.

Polly boarded for high school at David Lipscomb High School her junior and senior years. She then went on to attend the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and finished her schooling at Peabody (Vanderbilt) University.

Independent, creative, and extremely generous with her time and talents are just a few ways to describe Polly. She loved sewing and needlepoint, was an accomplished cook, and enjoyed refinishing and reupholstering furniture.

Polly was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, where she was the organizing regent of her chapter. She was a long-time member of Arrington Church of Christ, and previously taught Sunday School at Nolensville Church of Christ. She also taught fifth grade at Nolensville Elementary.

Granny Mack, as she was known to her family, will be greatly missed and forever remembered for her loving spirit and sparkling personality.

A brief chapel service will be held on Sunday, August 2, 2020 at ten o’clock, followed by a graveside service at eleven o’clock in Woodlawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Alive Hospice.


  • Graveside Service

    Sunday, August 2, 2020


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Brenda Kimbrough

August 2, 2020

I remember Mrs. Polly as having a cute little smile on her face and always being gracious. She was an accomplished woman and a dear soul. Her earthly presence will be missed. ❤️😢🙏

Judy Wilson Barnhill

August 1, 2020

Polly Ann was my favorite “big girl” Neighbor. She always entertained me and took care of me. I loved going to her house to watch television and eat popcorn and drink Nugrape soda! Wonderful neighbor and good friend. Prayers for your family, Ginny Lou!


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