Polly Guirkins

Polly Whitley Guirkins

Tuesday, September 2nd, 1930 - Sunday, June 30th, 2019
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Polly Whitley Guirkins, 88, passed away June 30, 2019. She was born in Washington, NC to the late Chacy M. and Myrtle Cutler Whitley and was also preceded by her beloved husband of 63 years, John N. Guirkins. She was a member of South Norfolk Baptist Church.
Left to cherish her memory is her son, John H. Guirkins and his fiancée Deborah A. Humphries, and a host of other family and friends.
The family will receive friends Friday, July 5, 2019, from 10-11am at Graham Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1112 Kempsville Rd., Chesapeake. A celebration of her life will begin promptly at 11am at the funeral home with burial to follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens, Washington, NC at 3pm. Please visit to view the service if unable to attend and to leave a note to the family.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, July 5th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Friday, July 5th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Graham Funeral Home
    1112 Kempsville Road
    Chesapeake, VA 23320
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  • Service

    Friday, July 5th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Friday, July 5th, 2019 11:00am
    Graham Funeral Home
    1112 Kempsville Road
    Chesapeake, VA 23320
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Ted Nance
  • Interment

    Pamlico Memorial Gardens
    161 Avon Ave.
    Washington, North Carolina 27889
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Patricia Putt

Posted at 08:41am
We are going to miss you grandma. My kids and I love you very much. You loved us like we were your own and we will never forget you. You will always be in our hearts. You always had a way to make everyone laugh. No one could possibly be in a not so good mood when they were around you. The grandkids always talked about how you made them laugh and you always gave the best hugs. Rest in Peace. We love you!

Becky Tatem

Posted at 12:28pm
Miss Polly was so nice. She had a way of telling you like it is without offending. She was a beautiful lady.
My condolences to the family.

Jennifer Peede

Posted at 03:25pm
Polly will be missed greatly. She was a woman who spoke her mind. And I admired her for it. She was family. Jennifer Peede

Mary Flannery

Posted at 09:44am
Polly has always had a beautiful yet mischievous spark in her eyes in my opinion. One day I started calling her trouble just because it seemed to fit. I also told her it takes one to know one. I always felt like we had a special connection. I love Polly so much and am grateful for her presence in my life. Mary Flannery

Teresa Yaeger

Posted at 12:31am
I’m going to miss your amazing hugs Ms. Polly “pickle”. My deepest condolences to her family. Teresa Fatherly Yaeger.

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