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Nellie Frances Handy
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Obituary for Nellie Frances Handy

Miss Nellie “Nell” Frances Handy, age 87 of North Wilkesboro, passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson, NC.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Hinshaw Street Baptist Church with Rev. Sherrill Welborn and Rev. Jeff Collins officiating. Burial will be in Mountlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:00 until 11:00 at the church prior to the service.
Miss Handy was born August 22, 1930 in Wilkes County to Ira and Maude Handy. She was retired from Wilkes Glove where she worked as a Supervisor in the Turning Department and was a member of Hinshaw Street Baptist Church. After Nell retired, she enjoyed assisting her sister, Vicie care for children. This brought her much joy and happiness showering love on the children. Nell loved gardening, walking and working in her flowers.
She was preceded by her parents, six sisters; Irene H. Pendry, Cassie H. Blevins, Grace H. Sprinkle, Gladys H. Hayes, Wilda Handy and Vicie Handy, two brothers; John Handy and Quincy Handy and a nephew; Donnie Blevins.
Miss Handy is survived by nieces; Barbara Jo Sprinkle of the home, Patsy Anderson and husband, Roy of Ronda, Gail Gentry of North Wilkesboro, Diane Shumate of Taylorsville, Kristie P. Bouldin and husband, Eddie of Trinity, NC, Peggy Broyhill and husband, Bob of Millers Creek, Debbie Fowler and husband, Tom of West Jefferson, Cathy H. McKenzie and husband, Reid of North Wilkesboro, Susie Blevins of Mtn. View, Vickie H. Domaschk of Houston, TX and Sheila H. Weissimen of Houston, TX, nephews; Benny Hayes and wife, Liz of Mtn. View, Richard Hayes and wife, Cathie of Hayes and Johnny Handy and wife, Brenda of Boomer, sister-in-law; Fern Handy of Millers Creek and her twin brother; Numa Handy and wife, Mary of Huntsville, TX.
Pallbearers will be Reid McKenzie, Johnny Handy, John Johnston, Roy Anderson, Matthew Austin and Greg Johnston.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Woltz Hospice Home, 945 Zephyr Road, Dobson, NC 27017.
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Hinshaw Baptist Church

Hinshaw Street
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659





11:00 AM
Hinshaw Baptist Church

Hinshaw Street
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Cemetery Details


Mountlawn Memorial Park

196 Fan Key Road
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Memorial Contribution

Woltz Hospice Home

945 Zephyr Road
Dobson, NC 27017

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