06/22/05 — NANNIE P. PRICE

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SEVEN SPRINGS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Nannie P. Price will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 23, from the chapel of Tyndall Funeral Home in Mount Olive with the Rev. Dann Patrick officiating. Interment will follow in Pineview Cemetery.

Mrs. Nannie went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 21, 2005, the day before her 96th birthday. Death came peacefully at her home.

She was born June 22, 1909, in Wayne County, a few miles from Seven Springs. Her parents were the late Jesse Bryant and Addie Alphin Price. She spent her life in and around the village of Seven Springs, where she and her husband operated a small grocery store. She and her beloved Andrew were married for 47 years at the time of his death in 1977.

She received Christ as her personal Saviour at the age of 17, and was a long-time member of the Zion United Methodist Church in the Pricetown community, where she served actively on various committees and was always pleased to speak of her card class in years passed. She enjoyed the Women's Christian Service and the outreach it provided to others in the Seven Springs area.

On her 75th birthday, she was honored by friends and townspeople as Nannie Price Day was observed in Seven Springs at the local fire station. Lots of food and good fellowship were enjoyed by many friends and former pastors as they united in paying tribute to a unique lady who lived among them. She was the first recipient of the Gladys Potter Award, presented to her in February of 1994 for her untiring love and service to Seven Springs and the surrounding communities.

Though she and her late husband had no children, they were very much a part of the lives of their nieces and nephews. She is survived by niece, Nina Rouse, and her husband, Lonnie, with whom she had made her home for the last eight years, their son, Robert Rouse, his wife, Deborah, and their sons, Bryant and Benjamin of LaGrange. She is also survived by other nieces and nephews -- all special -- including niece, Dollie Townsend of the Pricetown community, who was very attentive in her last years.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to Zion United Methodist Church, 1727 Zion Church Road, Mount Olive, N.C., 28365; or Home Health & Hospice Care, 2402 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, N.C., 27534.

Mrs. Nannie's family will gather at Tyndall Funeral Home today from 5 until 7 p.m. At other times, Nina and Lonnie welcome other family members to their home, 4365 N.C. Hwy. 55 East, Seven Springs.

(Written & Paid by the Family)

Published in Obituaries on June 22, 2005 1:46 PM