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Polly Teasley Wax
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Polly Teasley Wax
Polly Teasley Wax
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Polly Teasley Wax, age 89, of Highlands, NC passed away Friday, May 16, 2014. A native of Toccoa, GA, she was the daughter of the late Olin Alfred Teasley and Pauline Barton Teasley, also of Toccoa, GA. Polly was preceded in death by her husband BW Wax of Baton Rouge, LA and Highlands, NC, and her sister Edith Teasley Baxter of Atlanta, GA. BW & Polly met in Toccoa, GA prior to WWII while he was stationed at Camp Currahee. They moved to Highlands in 1956 where they owned and operated Camp Highlander, a summer camp for boys. BW and Polly loved the Highlands community and always considered it their true home.

Loved ones left behind to cherish Polly’s memory are her sister and brother-in-law Harriet & John Polhill of Athens, GA; sister and brother-in-law Lila & Don Porterfield of Clarksville, GA; daughter Ann Wax of Highlands, NC; son and daughter-in-law Ben & Kay Wax of Asheville, NC; granddaughter Debbie Holt and her husband Steve of Scaly Mtn., NC; grandson David Head and his wife Tracy of Scaly Mtn., NC; granddaughter Dede Head of Asheville, NC; grandson Drew Wax and his wife Rachel of Asheville, NC; grandson Cory Wax of Asheville, NC; great grandchildren, Hannah Holt, Jacob Holt, Jeslyn Head, & JD Head of Scaly Mtn., NC; and great grandchildren Becca Wax & Paul Wax of Asheville, NC.

In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Polly can be made to Camp Toccoa at Currahee, 160 N. Alexander St., Toccoa, GA 30577. camptoccoaatcurrahee.com.