Family-Placed Death Notice
POLLY HARRISON Polly Harrison age 61 of Cedartown Ga. passed away Saturday September 15, 2007 after an extended illness. Polly Harrison was born January 4, 1946 in Fulton Co. to the late Turner E. & Willa Nora Morris Hammond. Through the years she has shared her talent for creating with recycled materials with literally thousands of elementary and high school students, educators, colleges and community groups through Georgia Council for the Arts, South Carolina Arts Commission, and Artist in Education programs. "I love to take something that's been thrown away and doesn't seem to have any use and change it into something that's beautiful. My golden rule is: Take the given when it presents itself." In Harrison's work, the "given" usually included objects most often considered rubbish, however, one person's trash is another's treasure, and Harrison's creative genius weaves magic out of throw-away items such as film, metal blinds, funny papers, nylon rope, computer wire, printing plates and dog tags. "When people look at my work I want them to know it's made from trash, but I also want them to see it in a new light." Polly Harrison is survived by her husband Douglas W. Jensen, daughter and son-in-law Angelia & Brian Black; three sisters Patti Chaffin, Mary Garvin & Rose Smith and a grandchild Chandler Black. A celebration of life will be held at her Art Studio at 110 Herbert St. in Cedartown Ga on Saturday October 13, 2007 at 6:00pm. The Family requests that flowers please be omitted and make Memorial contributions to Heartland Hospice, 9 Medical Dr. NE, Cartersville Ga. 30121. Please visit our web site at www.liteseyfh.com to extend your personal condolences to the family and to sign the online guest book. The Lester Litesey Funeral Home of Cedartown Ga. has charge of the arrangements for Polly Harrison.
Published in Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Sep. 23, 2007.