Memorial for Polly Norton
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Polly Ann Hays Norton, passed away Friday, February 21, 2020 in Rogers, Arkansas. She was born in Russellville, Arkansas to John Austin and Doris Hays.
She is preceded in death by her sons, William Carlile and John Carlile, and is survived by her daughter, Sarai Norton of Rogers.
Raised in Fort Smith, Arkansas, Polly Ann began sharing her musical talent in churches and at Fort Smith high school, where she was involved with glee club and Delta Beta Sigma.
She graduated University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, with a Bachelor of Music and Master of Teaching Arts, and was affiliated with Kappa Kappa Gamma and Sigma Alpha Iota.
During 16 years in Albany, New York, Polly Ann was a piano instructor and performer. She was a member of the Monday Musical Club and the National Music Teacher Association.
Polly Ann returned to Fort Smith where she continued to teach piano lessons for over ten years. She was pianist for Immanuel Baptist Church and served as president of the Fort Smith Musical Coterie and local chairperson of the National Guild of Piano Teachers.
After moving to Rogers, Polly Ann was pianist for First United Methodist Church in Bella Vista for many years. Polly Ann adored her music, dogs, and shoe collection. Her loving family, both at home and at Ashley Health and Rehab, will miss her tremendously. She is preceded in death by her sons, William Carlile and John Carlile,and is survived by her daughter, Sarai Norton of Rogers.