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William J. Pollard

William “Bill” Julian Pollard, Sr., 72, of Columbia, NC, passed away Thursday, September 28, 2017.  Born on October 28, 1944, in Wilmington, NC, Bill was the son of the late Sylvester Flemming Pollard and Martha Jane Elliott Pollard. 


Bill is survived by his wife, Karen Layton Pollard of Columbia, NC; his daughter, Julia Pollard Eubanks and husband Jason of Pittsboro, NC; his son, William Julian Pollard, Jr. of Raleigh, NC; and three grandchildren, Molly Jane, Walker and Grady Eubanks.


At Bill's request, no services will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made in Bill’s memory to the Duke Cancer Institute - Thoracic and Lung Cancers Fund at 710 W. Main Street, Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701, www.gifts.duke.edu/dci.

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God strengthens us by giving us the "power beyond what is normal" to make it through each passing day. Psalm 46:1 says: "God is our refuge and strength, a help that is readily found in times of distress". Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you! (Psalm 36:7; 1 Peter 5:7) jw.org

Rachel Morton Oct 15 2017 12:00 AM

Karen, I was going to stop by this past Sunday but Mr. Bryan said you are still out of town. This has been a long battle for your family. Losing a loved one is a difficult life experience . Like with my Dad, it is bittersweet. The pain and suffering are gone. If you and your family are like me, you have to remember back befor the sickness to retrieve those GOOD memories. I am thankful my family had each other through all our loses. You have each other too. May you find strength in each other and may the peace of God be more present than ever before in each of your lives.

Sue McKinney Getty Oct 12 2017 12:00 AM

Karen, William, and Julia,

Please accept our sincere condolences on Bill's passing. My God's Spirit bless you richly in your time of mourning.

Peter and Karla Elliott

Peter and Karla Elliott Oct 4 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss.The Bible says at 1Corinthians 15:26 and the last enemy,death is to be brought to nothing.Hope reading this scripture will bring you and your family some comfort.For Bible questions please visit www.jw.org

Deloris s williams Oct 3 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of William Pollard

Felicia Conyers Oct 2 2017 12:00 AM

Karen (Mrs. Pollard) & family,

Just wanted to leave a short note to let you know I'm thinking of you. So sorry for your loss. Karen, I haven't seen you in awhile, so I don't know all that has been happening. I hope you & Bill had some quality time together before his passing. Hope all of the children & grandchildren did, as well. Hang in there & be comforted by God's ever present hold on your life. May He give you strength!

Nicole Byrd-Phelps Oct 2 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of William Pollard

The Blackburn Family Oct 2 2017 12:00 AM

May all that you shared comfort you. You are in my thoughts and prayers!

Durwood Cooper, Jr. Oct 1 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of William Pollard

Sandra Payne Oct 1 2017 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss. God be with you.

Sandra Payne Oct 1 2017 12:00 AM

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