James Edward “Jimmy” Polly, 60, died September 17 at Pikeville Medical Center.
Born in Knoxville, Tenn., he was a son of the late James and Learlene Polly. On June 16, 1984, he married the love of his life, Berneda Renee Minth. Together, they raised one son, James Christopher.
Mr. Polly had a passion for God and his community. For years he worked tirelessly with the Old School Restoration Committee to get the apartments in downtown Jenkins built.
Surviving are his wife, Berneda Renee Minth Polly; his son, James; his brothers and a sister; and
Because of the love of his mother, a gift of a kidney allowed his light to shine for 29 more years on this earth.0
Carty Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.