May 11, 1924 ~ July 15, 2007

Born in: Charleston, SC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Polly Sawyer Hickling Asheville ? Polly Anne Sawyer Hickling, 83, of Asheville, died Sunday, July 15, 2007 in the John F. Keever, Jr. Solace Center. A native of Charleston, SC, she was the daughter of the late Dallas and Mary McDow Sawyer and also was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Harriet Preston. Polly had been a manager at Smiley?s Antique Mall and co-manager of the NC License Tag Office in Asheville. She was a member of Biltmore United Methodist Church and of the Southern Highland Handicraft Guild. Polly is survived by her husband of nearly 55 years, Paul Thomas Hickling; two daughters, Pattie H. Sharpton and her husband, David, of Asheville, Mary Beth Hickling-Suggs of Arden; three grandchildren, Chris and Amy Sharpton and George Suggs; one sister, Betty Parker of Pineville, NC and one brother, Dallas Sawyer, Jr. of Wichita, Kansas. The family wishes to express their gratitude to Dr. Don Jackson, Phyllis, Deborah and the entire staff at Cancer Centers of North Carolina and the entire staff at the John F. Keever, Jr. Solace Center for their loving and compassionate care. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday at Green Hills Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm Tuesday at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to CarePartners Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

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  1. Mary Beth and Family,

    I was very saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. You lovingly cared for and supported her during her illness and that is what matters most. May God be with you during this difficult time.


  2. Paul and Family, It has been many years since we saw each other; however, I do remember you from high school and the DMV Office on the Square. We are never ready to give up our loved ones and the only things that sustains us is our Faith and the manifested concern of caring friends. Please know we are thinking of you at this time. Joe Clark

  3. Dear Pat and family…

    My heart was truly saddened to hear of your Mother’s passing. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I pray that the grace of God’s love will hold you and His peace and comfort will surround you all.

    I love you,


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