Alma Williams Nance

Published 4:31 pm Thursday, August 26, 2010

Alma Williams Nance, 85, passed away August 25, 2010. She was a native of

Suffolk, but a 5 year resident of Village at Woods Edge in Franklin, VA.

Born in Nansemond County, she was the daughter of the late Lester Joyner

Williams and Moses Hugh Williams. She was predeceased by her husband,

Robert “Bobby” Rawls Nance, sister, Helen Gardner and brother, John

Williams. Alma worked for numerous years at the Suffolk News-Herald as a

Linotype Operator. She was a member of Suffolk Christian Church and the

West Memorial Sunday School Class. She was also a past member of the

Eastern Star.

Alma is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Rawls and Brenda Nance of

Franklin, VA; grandchildren, Chris Nance, Jeff Nance and wife, Casey; great

grandchild, Madelyn Paige Nance; special friends, June Gray and extended

Camp Wawenock family of Maine, and Ann Pierce of Franklin.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 1 p.m. at

Holly Lawn Cemetery with Rev. Michael D. Halley officiating. Friends may

join the family for a time of visitation Friday night from 7-8 p.m. at Parr

Funeral Home & Crematory, 3515 Robs Dr., Suffolk, VA and other times at the

residence. Memorial donations may be made to Suffolk Christian Church West

Memorial Fund P.O. Box 1457, Suffolk, VA 23439. Condolences may be

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