Tupelo- Evelyn Westmoreland Nanney, 95, died April 19, 2018 at the Tupelo North Miss. Medical Center Hospice. Evelyn was born Dec. 9, 1922 in Lee Co. and was the last surviving child of James Thomas and Mittie Almeadie Smith Westmoreland. She was raised on a farm with four brothers and four sisters in the Richmond area of Lee County. Her fondest memory was riding the cotton wagon to the gin. Her not so fond memory was the day TVA first provided electricity to their home and the resulting fire which destroyed their house while at church. She graduated from Mooreville High School. Evelyn married Douglas Nanney June 16, 1941 in Lee County. She retired from Community Federal Savings and Loan and focused on the simple pleasures involving her family, home, garden and wildlife. She was a charter member of Saint Luke Methodist Church, member of the Senior Adult Sunday School Class, and served in various capacities.
Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday April 23, 2018 at St Luke United Methodist Church, with Pastor Rob Gill officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until service time Monday only at the church. Burial will follow in Tupelo Memorial Park. Holland Funeral Directors Tupelo Chapel is honored to be serving their friends.
Survivors include her daughter, Wanda Nanney Sloan (James) of Tupelo; sons James (Jim) Nanney (Elaine) and William (Bill) Nanney both of Pensacola Fl. Grandchildren include Tommy Sloan (Kristi) and Jamie Sloan Taylor (Randy) both of Saltillo; Kimberly Norris (Chris), Karen Nanney, and Brian Nanney (Katie), of the Pensacola Fl. area. Great grandchildren include Lauren Bailey (Luke), Madeline Grace Sloan, Sloan Elizabeth Wallis, Emilee Marie Norris, Andrew Edward Norris, Kenzie Bella Hutchings, Madeline Rose Nanney, great great grandchild Declan Bishop, brother–in-law J.B. Nanney (Ann) of Tupelo, Sisters-in-law Faye Wigington (James) of Prentiss, Ms, and Sandra Nanney of Pontotoc, Ms.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Douglas Nanney who died July 12, 1996; siblings Mittie Hussey, Alwyn Westmoreland, Melvin Westmoreland, Jewel Riley, Lemay Kiriluk, Dewease Elliott, J.T. Westmoreland, Jimmy Boyd Westmoreland, and grandson Dustin Tyler Sloan.
Pallbearers will be: Julian Riley, Larry Riley, Herman Hussey, Dan Westmoreland, Gary Nanney and Gaylord Loden.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Senior Adult Sunday School Class, employees from Community Federal Savings and Loan, and special friends L.C. Olney, Walter Brahm and Kim Oswalt.
Memorial donations may be made to the Saint Luke Food Pantry, 1400 Clayton Av., Tupelo, MS 38804. Condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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I am very sorry for your loss. I did not have the privilege of knowing Ms. Nanney, but death is something my family has experienced many times. Something that has greatly comforted us is the knowledge that soon God will destroy death and it’s affects, and restore those who have died back to life. This is sure hope, because God cannot lie, and he demonstrated his power and ability to resurrect in many different bible accounts. May this hope comfort your grieving hearts during this difficult time. (Revelation 21:4; John 5:27,28; Luke 7:11-16)
Submitted by LJ on Apr 22 2018 08:55:23 AM
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