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Martin Jackson Nanney
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Birth: May 1, 1925
Cleveland County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Nov. 29, 2007
Shelby
Cleveland County
North Carolina, USA

We just returned from Uncle Martin's funeral and he would have been tickled pink at the procession. In our part of the South, we still honor our loved ones with a police escort to their final resting place. The young policeman took the the line of cars right through the middle of uptown Shelby with his sirens screaming. Normally most folks stop their cars to pay their respects when the hearse rolls by, but we had everyone stopping to see what was going on. Uncle Martin not only stopped traffic, he stopped pedestrians! What a great send off for such a mild mannered little fellow.

Your work here is done Uncle Martin, go have some fun and sing with the angels.

Love, Judy


"Martin Nanney
Died Nov. 29, 2007
SHELBY Mr. Martin Jackson Nanney, 82, of Westview Street, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007, at home.

Born in Cleveland County, he was a son of the late Kelly Nanney and Jessie Crawley Nanney. He retired from Doran Mills maintenance department after 51 years of service. Martin was a member of Dover Baptist Church and the Charles Dover Sunday School Class. He enjoyed spending time with his wife and extended family members.

In addition to his parents, a brother, Bobby Nanney, sisters-in-law, Margaret C. Nanney, Rachel Parker, Lillian M. Parker and Maggie Parker, brother-in-law, Jack Parker, and his father-in-law, Perry Green Parker, and his mother-in-law, Ethel Wray Parker, of whom he was very fond, preceded him in death.

He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Joanne Parker Nanney; sisters-in-law, Mary Denton, Betty Greene, Jewel Clark and Margaret Williams; and brothers-in-law, Billy Dean Parker, A.C. Parker, Robert Parker, James Parker, P.G. Parker and Glenn Parker and dozens of nieces, nephews, great nieces, nephews and great-great-nieces nad nephews.

The family extends a special thanks to all medical personnel who were so good to help during Martin's sickness.

Visitation: The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour before the service. The family will be at the home of P.G. Parker, 270 West Lee St., Lattimore.

Funeral: Today at 4 p.m. at Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home Chapel

Burial: Cleveland Memorial Park
Officiated by: Dr. Bulo Price

Memorials: Dover Baptist Church Building Fund, 1501 Polkville Road, Shelby, NC 28150

Funeral home: Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home & Crematory
Online condolences: www.cecilmburtonfuneralhome.com" 
 
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 Parents:
  Kelly C. Nanney (1906 - 1969)
  Jessie Crawley Nanney (1906 - 1990)
 
Burial:
Cleveland Memorial Park
Shelby
Cleveland County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Judith Parker-Proctor
Record added: Dec 01, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23193062
Martin Jackson Nanney
Added by: Judith Parker-Proctor
 
Martin Jackson Nanney
Added by: Judith Parker-Proctor
 
Martin Jackson Nanney
Added by: Judith Parker-Proctor
 
 
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May you have peace Uncle Martin...
- Judith Parker-Proctor
 Added: Dec. 1, 2007
 
 
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