Nannie Mae Shoe Auten

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Nannie Mae Shoe Auten

CONCORD - Nannie Mae Shoe Auten, 100, of Concord, died Sunday morning, May 13, 2007. Our world became dimmer with the death of our beloved mother and grandmother. Nannie was lifted to Heaven on the wings of angels while surrounded by her children and grandchildren.

Born March 30, 1907, in Cabarrus County, Nannie was the fourth child of nine children born to the late Hattie Geneva Blackwelder Shoe and Mumford Lillard Shoe. She was married to the late Robert Banks Auten for 49 years.

As a lifelong member of Westford United Methodist Church, both she and her church celebrated 100 years this year. Her love for her church was unquestioned and she stood by the scriptures. She loved hearing the word and she knew she would meet Jesus face to face. Both Heaven and Earth are blessed by her presence.

She was a strong Christian woman, who loved her church and family. Proverbs 31:28, "Her children rise up and call her happy!" Nannie was the matriarch of a large and loving family. Taking care of her children, family and friends was one of her greatest accomplishments.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by son Richard Vann Auten and siblings Dewey Shoe, Daisy Faust, Myrtle Morton, Margaret Williams, Robert Shoe and James Shoe.

She is survived by Rachel Wyatt, Betty Sides, Robert E. Auten (Johnsie), Glenda Ramsey (Jack) and Jimmy Auten (Lynda). Nannie continued to nurture her family by helping care for the next generation of grandchildren, Lu-Ann Tomlin (Tracy), Alisha Wilson (Gary), Kim Wray (Eddie), Tommy Sides, Cheryl White (Keith), Debra Harrison, Nancy Cain (Glenn), Bobby Auten (Karen), Bobby Hammill Jr. (Annette), Beth Lott (Danny), Mike Sides (Selena). Fortunate for her family, Nannie then nurtured the third generation of children to include Jessica Tomlin, Michael Tomlin, Sean Burris, Brandon White, Meredith White, Mary Harrison, Brock Harrison, Jennifer Auten, Jason Auten, Ryan Hammill, Stacy Hammill, Sarah Lott, Hannah Fritz Lott, Maddie Banks Lott, Ryan Robinson, Blake Sides, Matthew Sides, Colton Thomas Sides, Terry Thompson, Mike Thompson and Lynn Ross. Nannie is also survived by sisters Bessie Kennedy and Edith Auten (Bill) and sister-in-law Roberta Shoe.

Nannie was a loving soul, with never a harsh word for anyone. She was always ready to help either family, friend or stranger. Her past-times included reading her Bible daily, reading books and doing word searches.

Visitation: The family would like to see and hear your expressions of love regarding their mother. They are receiving visitors from 6-8 tonight at Hartsell Funeral Home in Concord. At other times, they will be at the home of son Robert (Beetle) Auten, 832 Old Charlotte Road.

Service: 3 p.m. Wednesday at Westford United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jeff Rushing, the Rev. Robert Leonard and the Rev. Allen Montgomery officiating. Pallbearers will be Bobby Gene Hammill Jr., Bobby Vann Auten, Blake Sides, Brandon White, Stacy Hammill and Ryan Hammill.

Memorials: Hospice and Palliative Care of Cabarrus County, 5003 Boy Scout Camp Road, Kannapolis, NC 28081; or Westford United Methodist Church, 273 N.C. 49 South, Concord, NC 28025.
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Concord, NC 28025
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Published in Salisbury Post on May 15, 2007