Nancy H. Edwards

Published 1:23 pm Wednesday, July 12, 2017

FRANKLIN — Nancy Holland “Nanny” Edwards, 73, passed away on July 9, 2017, in Southampton Memorial Hospital.

Nancy was a lifelong resident of Franklin, and was a daughter of the late Charlie Simms and Thelma Roberts Holland. She was also predeceased by a sister, Mildred Holland Faison and her husband, Glenn.

Nancy was a member of Franklin Congregational Christian Church.

Survivors include her husband of 57 years, S. Earl Edwards; two daughters, Renee Edwards Pope (Terry Warren) and Dawn Edwards Purvis (Chris); one son, Keith Edwards (Deborah Anne); eight grandchildren, Brittany Pope Carr (Ryan), Dillon Thomas Pope (Amanda), Haley Brooke Edwards, Seth Simms Edwards, Nadia Dawn Purvis, Megan Renee Purvis, Lauren Deringer French (Austin) and Paige Marie Deringer; one great-grandchild, Bryce Andrew Carr; two nieces, Marsha Faison Edwards and Wanda Faison Blythe; along with numerous other nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 13, in Wright Funeral Home with the Rev. James H. Hyatt Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Poplar Spring Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m., in the funeral home, and suggests that memorial donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Southeastern Virginia Chapter, 6350 Center Drive, Suite 102, Norfolk, VA 23502.

The family would like to thank the dedicated staff of East Pavilion, especially Dee and “Jackie.”