Polly Martha Beckett Sells

September 30, 1939 ~ July 19, 2012

Mrs. "Polly" Martha Beckett Sells, age 72, of Gray, passed away, July 19, 2012, at her residence.     Mrs. Sells was a native of Washington County. She was a daughter of the late Ralph and Dorothy Keplinger Beckett. In addition to her parents, one brother, Robert L. Beckett, also preceded her in death.     Mrs. Sells was a homemaker, although she worked at Appalachian Christian Village for several years. She was a member of Bethel Church of Christ and attended Sulphur Springs Baptist Church. Polly was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a special friend to many. Gardening, traveling, caring for others, and earlier in her life bowling and softball was some of her many interests.   Survivors include her loving husband of thirty- nine years, James "Peanut" Sells of the home; five daughters, Patti Bogart and husband Chick of Gray, Janie Jamerson of Gray and her special friend George Witt, Susan Day and husband Dennis of Johnson City, Ellen Jamerson McCall of Gray, and Renee Bowman of Greeneville; one brother, John W. Beckett of Greeneville; twelve grandchildren Aaron Jamerson, Amber Bacon, Trey and Alli Bogart, Briona and Brooke McCall, Brandon Dutton, Heather Patrick, Kelsey Pricenor, Austin Lowery, Makayla Bowman, Selena Franklin, and seven great-grandchildren. Also special friends Edith Lowe, Lynn McCracken, Lynice Broyles, Lovis Gardner and all her friends at Grand Mesa Condos, and sister-in-law Linda Sells of Jonesborough.   The funeral service for Mrs. "Polly" Martha Beckett Sells will be conducted at 2 PM Sunday, July 22, 2012 in the Morris-Baker South Chapel. Pastor Jon Reed will officiate. The graveside committal service will follow in the Washington County Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 12 to 2 PM Sunday prior to the service.  

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Aunt Polly has been a great example of love and faith over the years. She will be missed but I know I’ll see her again and that is a comfort that gives peace that passes understanding. Aunt Polly loves the Lord and I can’t wait to be with them and other loved ones in Beulah land.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Mr. Peanut – I am so sorry to hear the news of your wife, Polly! I know it has been a long time since we worked together but I remember you talking about her often! Hold your memories close because I know your heart is broken! I also heard about the loss of your brother recently also. I will remember you in my thought and prayer as you are going through these rough days! Please take care of yourself! Love Ya Mr. Nut! Monica Brumitt BAE Systems

  3. Anonymous says:

    Our prayers go out to Peanut and all of Polly’s family. May God be with all of you during this time.Delores Sells Underwood and husband Skip

  4. Anonymous says:

    Peanut and family, So so sorry for your loss. Miss Polly was very special to our family. It was so sad to hear the news. She is so special to our Moma, she was a dear friend. Every time we visit Ten, you guys always make us feel like family. Our prayers are with all of you. She is a very special lady. But I can close my eyes and see her dancing with the Angels with a big smile on her face. She was an Angel here and now she is home. All our Love Mr Peanut.

  5. Anonymous says:

    To Mrs. Sells family, many of whom we know, we are deeply saddened by your loss. Please know that our family is thinking of you during this trying time and know also that because we had not met Mom, does not mean that you all won\’t be in our hearts and p

  6. Anonymous says:

    Peanut, I’m so sorry to learn of Pollys passing. I visited Area A the other day and they told me. Also sorry to hear of your brothers passing as well. Give me a shout sometime, 423-525-7634. If you need anything call me, your friend, bill Mottern

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