Nancy Jane King, 56, went home to be with her Savior on Friday, Jan 4, 2013, after a long, valiant battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, with Father Ben Turnage officiating. Nancy was an active member of St. Peter's, where she had served on the vestry, taught Sunday School, and was a member of the order Daughters of the King. A graduate of the University of Alabama, Nancy was a beloved, award-winning teacher at Graham Elementary until health issues forced her early retirement. She and her students received citations from the Nature Conservancy and Earth Foundation for the work they did to save 242 acres of rainforest. Nancy was also an active participant in Arts Education, Callie's Kids, and Relay for Life, among other education and civic endeavors. Nancy King is survived by her son, Will Hare, of Tuscaloosa, who was the love of her life. She was the former wife of Will's father, Jim Hare of Talladega. Other survivors include two sisters and brothers-in-law, Cassandra King and Pat Conroy of Beaufort, SC; and Rebecca Schuler and Reggie Schuler of Pinckard, AL. Pallbearers are made up of her beloved nephews, Jim, Jason, Jake Ray; Eric, Kyle, Matt, Elliot Schuler. She is also survived by 10 great-nieces and nephews, and 1 great-great niece. She was predeceased by her parents, J. E. and Pat King. Memorials may include contributions to St. Peter's, Callie's Kids, or the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation, which is online at caringforcarcinoid.org. Condolences may be offered online at www.usreyfuneralhome.com. Usrey Brown Service will direct the service.
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Published in The Daily Home on Jan. 8, 2013