Gary High School 1914-1978

The Coaldigger




Reba Marie Spencer Nance

Jan 2, 1940-Sept 24, 2012

Gary High 1958


ANAWALT Reba Marie Spencer Nance, age 72, of Antler Branch Road (Elkhorn Mountain), Anawalt, passed away on Monday, Sept. 24, 2012 at the residence of her daughter in Gary.

Born on Jan. 2, 1940 in West Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Haron and Marie Farmer Spencer. She had been a lifelong resident of McDowell County and was a member of the Brushfork Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Micky Spencer.

Reba was a loving wife and mother who devoted her life to her family.

Left to cherish her memory are her:  Husband: Billy J. Nance of the home; son: Neil Nance of Elkhorn Mountain; daughters: Gail Carr and husband David of Gary, Janis Kimble and husband Frank of Falls Mills, Va.; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; two brothers: Bill Spencer and James Spencer; one sister: Deanna Davis and husband Roger.

Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Long Point Baptist Church in Anawalt with the Rev. Jim Blevins and the Rev. Donnie Farmer officiating. Burial will follow at the Nance Family Cemetery in Jenkinjones.

Friends may call on Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online condolences will be accepted at

Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell is serving the family.