Ava Ellis Nance

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ROCKINGHAM — Ava Ellis Nance, 96, of Rockingham died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, at Hospice Haven.

She was born Oct. 31, 1921, a daughter of the late Robert and Retha Mae Crotts Ellis.

Mrs. Nance was a homemaker. An active member of First United Methodist Church in Rockingham, she was involved in many functions with the church. She was a member of the United Methodist Women. She enjoyed playing golf and traveling the country with her husband.

Mrs. Nance was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend.

Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at First United Methodist Church, Rockingham, with the Rev. Allen Bingham and the Rev. Richard Johnson officiating. The family will see friends at the church, immediately after the service, and other times at the home.

Mrs. Nance is survived by her daughters, Sena Allen of Wilmington, Sandra (Parker) Moffitt of Charlotte and Robin (Lindy) Fann of Pinebluff; grandchildren Katherine Nance Allen, Daniel (Samantha) Griggs Jr., Sena Brandt (Christian) Preziosi, David Warren Allen Jr., Lindsay (Kurt) Scoggins, Chris (Han Mi) Fann, Mindy (Glenn Allen) Fann and Shannon (Robert) Bullion; great-grandchildren Tripp, Samuel, Sophie , Andre, Sela, Tyler, Sage, Madison, Hayden, Phoenix, Cadence and McKenna; a sister, Rena Ellis Tysinger of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; and a brother, Warren Gray (Doris) Ellis of Lexington.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Nance, in April 2018.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 637, Rockingham, NC 28380, or Richmond County Hospice, 1119 U.S. 1 N., Rockingham, NC 28379.

Online condolences may be made at

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Watson-King Funeral Home
306 East Franklin Street
Rockingham, NC 28379
(910) 895-4011
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Published in Richmond County Daily Journal from Aug. 22 to Aug. 24, 2018