FALLSTON - Nancy Boggs, 82, of Fallston, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, after a short sickness at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
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Nancy graduated from Cherryville High School. The homecoming queen was working in her father's restaurant, The Ritz Café in downtown Cherryville, when she met her life-long partner and husband Ken Boggs, who had just returned from serving with The Merrill's Marauders in China-Burma-India Theatre during World War II.
Mrs. Boggs graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne College in 1963 and Limestone College. She was a former school teacher in Cherryville. Her hobbies included making porcelain dolls and writing film manuscripts and books. Nancy's pen name was Ann Hager.
She was also an extraordinary homemaker and taught her children everything from how to pick cotton to how to cook. Mrs. Boggs' determination was one of her strongest traits in achieving any task.
She was predeceased by her parents, Marvin Hager and Lena Hooper Hager Pascute; her husband, John Kenneth Boggs of Fallston; and two grandchildren, Nikki and Chad Putnam.
She is survived by her daughter, Debbie Harwell (David) of Myrtle Beach; and a son Kenny Boggs (Wanda) of Shelby; four grandchildren, Mike Putnam (Rebecca) of Raleigh, Kristen Boggs of Los Angeles, Kellie Boggs of Fallston and Abbey Strange (Jonathan) of Shelby; three great-grandchildren, Grayson, Chase and Cohen Putnam; one step-sister, Vicky Turner of Fallston; and a step-brother, Gregory Hager (Sibyle) of Conover; also surviving are in-laws Max (Ann) Boggs and Sarah Boggs; nephews and nieces including Jack Williams, Gary (Jo) Boggs, MaeBeth Boggs, Andy (Mary) Boggs, Jim (Fay) Deviney, Max (Robin) Deviney, Barbara Deviney and Bob (Ruth) Deviney, Tommy (Kim) Grayson, Dr. Claude (Neveen) Falls, Joe (Angelia) Turner, Sandy (Eddie) Turner Plank, Cindy (Jerry) Turner Hord, Brian Hooper and Leslie Hooper Bolick.
Visitation: The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the Fellowship Hall of the church.
Funeral service: 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the sanctuary of Friendship Methodist Church in Fallston
Burial: Will be at Rose Hill Memorial Cemetery.
Funeral home: Arrangements by Stamey Funeral Home in Fallston.
Memorials: May be made to Friendship United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 219,
Fallston, N.C. 28042
Stamey Funeral Home - Fallston
846 E. Stagecoach Trail PO Box 639 Fallston, NC 28042
Published in Shelby Star on Apr. 10, 2014