WILMINGTON -- February 3, 2013, the gates of Heaven opened to welcome it's newest Angel, Delories "Nancy" Earwood, age 76, and a huge celebration and welcome party began.

She was born on January 27, 1937, in Huntington, WV, daughter of the late Howard and Geraldine McCallister.

Nancy is also preceded in death by two infant children, her husband, Larry Joe Dodson, and brother Cam McCallister and a very special uncle, Neil Dunfee.

She is survived by her loving daughters, Sheri Dodson (Cindy), Theresa "Charlie" McGee (Phil); sisters, Susan Grubbs (Ben), Sandy Lawrence (Boyce); grandchildren: Larry Cartwright (Katherine), Brandon Fizer, Brian Fizer, Philip McGee, II (Kim), Samantha McGee, Hunter McGee, Brogan Dodson and Alisha Dodson; great-granddaughter, Bella McGee; special friend and husband, Eddie Earwood; and her sweet puppies, Honey, Huey, and Gracie.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 on Wednesday night, Feb. 6th at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Home.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00a.m. on Thursday February 7th 2013, at the Coble Ward- Smith Funeral Home, interment will follow at Oleander Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be the grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be made to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCare Center, 1406 Physicians Drive Wilmington, NC 28401 or to the Pink Ribbon Fund/Angie's Amazing Race.

Online condolences at

Funeral Home

Coble Ward-Smith Funeral & Cremation Service
3915 Oleander Drive Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 791-4444

Published in the Wilmington Star-News from Feb. 6 to Feb. 7, 2013