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James Cresley Pollard

August 11, 1950 ~ September 5, 2022 (age 72)
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James Cresley Pollard, age 72 of Clayton, Georgia passed away on September 5, 2022.


Cresley was born the son of the late Essie Mae Hooper Lee and the late James Willie Pollard on August 11, 1950. Cresley loved music, especially playing guitar which he excelled at in his youth. He liked the outdoors and hot rod cars. He was a social person, who liked to be around people and who loved his friends. He always was happiest when spending time with his grandchildren.


In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by seven siblings, Edward Eller, Lathen Lee, Hoyt Pollard, Tom Pollard, Gary Pollard, Anita Armstrong, Leila Littrell.


His survivors include his two sons, Dwayne Pollard (Stephanie) and Josh Pollard (Cova); his daughter, Stephanie Beard (Ronnie); his three brothers, David Lee, Ricky Pollard, Terry Pollard; his sisters, Dolores Crane (Fred), Vickie P. Harmon; nine grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive him.


The family will receive friends on Wednesday September 7, 2022 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Beck Funeral Home in Clayton, Georgia.


A funeral service will be held at the Beck Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday September 8, 2022 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Glenville Nichols officiating.


Beck Funeral Home, in Clayton, Georgia, is in charge of the arrangements. If there are any questions, please call 706-782-9599. An online Memorial Register Book is available at

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September 7, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Beck Funeral Home
898 Hwy 441 South
Clayton, GA 30525

September 8, 2022

2:00 PM
Beck Funeral Home Chapel
898 Hwy 441 South
Clayton, GA 30525

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