TUPELO – Frances V. Nash, 86, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at Laney Green House at Traceway Retirement Community after a lengthy illness. A Tampa, Fla., native she was born Sept. 17, 1927, to Homer D. and Frances Lora Wilson Venters. She was a 1945 graduate of Hillsborough High School in Tampa, Fla., and a 1950 graduate from Florida State College for Women, now known as Florida State University, with a degree in nutrition science. Formerly of Starkville, she was the cafeteria manager for a number of years with Starkville High School and worked part-time with First Baptist Church of Starkville's Infant Toddler Center. She was the widow of Dr. Henry W. Nash who preceded her in death on Nov. 18, 2013. While living in Starkville, she was a member of First Baptist Church pf Starkville. After moving to Tupelo in 2001, she and her husband became active members of Calvary Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing, cooking and was especially fond of writing letters.
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Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at Memorial Garden Park in Starkville with Dr. David Eldridge officiating. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors will be in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Warren Leslie Nash (Valerie) of Birmingham, Ala., and Richard Dale Nash of Starkville; three grandchildren, John Wilson Nash (Callie), Warren Graham Nash and William Dixon Nash; and one great-grandchild, Ann Harper Nash.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a brother, Homer Venters Jr.; and a sister, Virginia Venters Brown.
Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. today at W.E. Pegues Funeral Home in Tupelo.
Pallbearers will be Bob Chisholm, Merrill Johnson, Rick Maynard, Pat Caldwell, Dr. Bill Hilbun, Travis Wampler, Bobby Nichols, George Taylor and Dr. Peter West.
Memorials may be made to the Senior Friends Ministry of Calvary Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1008, Tupelo, MS 38802 or the Children's Building fund of First Baptist Church, 106 East Lampkin St., Starkville, MS 39759.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors
535 West Jefferson Street
Tupelo, MS 38804
Published in Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal on Feb. 25, 2014