Funeral services for Benard L. NANCE, were conducted yesterday at Onton Methodist Church, the Rev. T. O. Kyle officiating. Burial in Onton Cemetery. Nance beloved citizen of the Onton community, died in his hone there of cerebral hemorrhage Monday midnight. He was 71. He had been ill only a week and had attended church as recently as Sunday, January 31.
Surviving include his wife, Roxie; sons Malcolm of Evansville, Fletcher of Augusta, Ga., Hubert of Saginaw, Mich., and Bill Ben of Sebree. A brother F. E. NANCE of New Orleans; a sister, Mrs. Viola QUINN of Ashbyburg. Twelve grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. (Mom scrapbook)


Services for Edith NANCE, 76, formerly of Sturgas who died Tuesday, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Grifflin-Liggett Funeral Home in Little Rock, Ark., with burial in Lone Pine Cemetery in Sweet Home, Ark.
Feb 1980 Henderson Gleaner


April 8, 1925
Dr. J. G. Nance Died In Ballard County
Former Citizen Of Trigg And Grand Father Of Mrs. Cliff Hammond
Was Eighty Seven Years Of Age And Had Been Away From Trigg Nine Years
Dr. J. G. Nance, a former prominent citizen of Trigg county and grand father of Mrs. Clifton Hammond, three miles east of town, died on April 8th at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Dell Faulkner, and Mr. Faulkner, at Kevil, Ballard county.
He was sick only three days and death was due largely to old age.
Dr. Nance lived for many years near Gracey, in the neighborhood of Buffalo. Later he and his wife went to Florida and spent some time and were with Mr. and Mrs. Faulkner east of Cadiz for some time before going to Ballard county nine years ago.
Dr. Nance was far above the average in intelligence, and was a very interesting man. He was a practicing physician when a young man but gave up the practice after a few years, and spent his later years in farming. He was also a local minister, and always took deep interest in the church and the Christian religion.
He was a cousin of the late Fenton Sims, and the wife, who died seven months ago, was a sister of the late Congressman Polk Laffoon of Madisonville.
Dr. Nance is survived by three children, Hardy Nance and Mrs. Dell Faulkner reside at Kevil, while Claude Nance and Wallace Nance have resided at Tampa, Fla, for a number of years past.


Colored Boy
Member of the Gallant 92nd Division Killed in Italy The announcement was received by R.A. Upton, delivered to his parents, of the death of Robert Nance of Canton, son of Ike Nance and wife of the place.
His death came from wounds received in action in Italy. Robert was in the gallant 92nd Division, composed of colored troops.
The 92nd Division has been cited so often for its brilliant success in N. Africa and in the campaigns in Sicily and Italy.
Carlos Ryan, former Cadiz boy, a son of the late Judge Ryan of this county, is a Lieutenant Colonel in this Division and has won marked distinction for his training and command of these troops. According to Mr Upton who employed Nance before he enlisted, says " hew as a fine type of a boy, good, honest and always determined to do his part well".
He had never been home on even a short furlough since enlisting. He had been overseas during our troops landing in N. Africa. Cadiz Record Jan 1945

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