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Johnny Nance

August 6, 1929 ~ December 17, 2020 (age 91)

Mr. Johnny Nance passed away on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at Hospice House of Laurens in Laurens, South Carolina.

Born in Newberry County, South Carolina, he was the son of the late Eugene Nance and the late Octavia Sligh Nance.

Mr. Nance was a member and trustee of Pleasant Grove AME Church and a member of Sons of Aide #1.

Mr. Nance was predeceased by his son, Tracy Nance; grandson, Jarvis Nance and daughters-in-law, Bonnie Nance and Dorene Nance.

Surviving are his devoted wife, Addie Baxter Nance of the home; daughter, Phyllis E. Nance Ruff of Newberry, SC; sons, James Kinard, of Newberry, SC, Freddie Lee Nance (Magnolia) of Newberry, SC, Arthur Lee Smith (Monica) of Blair, SC, Willie Earl Nance of Newberry, SC, Johnny Kenneth Nance(Sylvia) of Newberry, SC, Ricky Nance of Columbia, SC and Terry Nance of Newberry, SC; 24 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; 9 great great grandchildren; sisters, Lucy Nance and Shirley Johnson , both of Newberry, SC; sisters-in-law, Helen McKnight and Mamie Young of Asheville, NC; brother-in-law, Julian Young of Chesterfield, VA; devoted nephew, Larry Nance; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Graveside services will be conducted on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 12 noon at Pleasant Grove AME Church.  All in attendance are asked to wear a mask or face covering and to practice social distancing.


 Service Information

Graveside Service
December 22, 2020

12:00 PM
Pleasant Grove AME Church
General Henderson Road
Newberry, SC 29108

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