BURLINGTON - Mrs. Nancy Hyatt Garner, 87, of 2507 Parrish St., died suddenly at White Oak Manor, during a brief stay for rehabilitation on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at 10:19 p.m.
A native of Winston-Salem, she was the wife of the late Roy Edward Garner and the daughter of Loyd Dewy Hyatt and Inez Hawks Hyatt, both deceased. She was a beloved teacher at Walter M. Williams High School, where she taught history, and was the advisor of and state co-coordinator for the National Honor Society. Nancy loved her students and loved sharing her vast knowledge of history with them. She was a member of Front Street Methodist Church where she taught "The Builders" Sunday school class. She was an avid knitter, cook and loved the North Carolina Tar Heels as well as the Williams Bulldogs.
Survivors include her daughter, Nancy Virginia Garner and fiancé, Gregory Cody of Greensboro. She also leaves behind her companion English Springer Spaniel "Lady Godiva" and numerous former students and friends that she considered family. Virginia would like to acknowledge the special care her mother received from all her "Comfort Keepers" caregivers, especially Pat Hutcherson and Melissa Thompson.
The funeral service will be conducted at the Rich and Thompson Chapel in Burlington on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at 3:30 p.m. by the Rev. Marshall Old with the family receiving friends from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will be at Forsyth Memorial Park in Winston-Salem on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.
Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell, 918 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215 and Front Street Methodist Church.
Condolences may be offered at www.richandthompson.com.