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Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory - Reid Chapel

412 S. Washington Hwy., Ashland, VA

OBITUARY

Doris Conn Squires

July 24, 1937July 28, 2020
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Doris C. Squires, 83, of Hanover County and a lifelong Virginia resident.

Heaven took back its best Angel on July 28, 2020. She follows her husband, Clay; mother and father, Ida and Eugene “Kingfish” Conn; and brother, Eugene Conn.

She leaves behind her children, Mary, Michael and Allen Squires; along with sister, Merle Mentzer; and sister in law, Jeongsook Conn.

Doris was a retired Rural Mail Carrier for many years and was known as the “Candy Lady” to many of the children on her route. A devoted Christian who did for others as much as she was able; no one that knew her ever went hungry.

The family will receive friends 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Nelsen Funeral Home, 412 S. Washington Highway, Ashland. A funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday at Concord Baptist Church, Ruther Glen, Virginia, with interment in the church cemetery.

  • FAMILY

  • William "Clay" Squires, Jr., Husband (deceased)
  • Ida and Eugene "Kingfish" Conn, Parents (deceased)
  • Eugene Conn, Brother (deceased)
  • Mary Squires, Daughter
  • Michael Squires, Son
  • Allen Squires, Son
  • Merle Mentzer, Sister
  • Jeongsook Conn, Sister in Law

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Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, August 1, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, August 3, 2020

Memories

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Betty Blanton

August 3, 2020

Doris (Nana) was always a sweet lady and a wonderful Grandmother to all her grandchildren. All the years I knew her she was always the same.

You all are in my prayers,
Betty Blanton ( Nannie Nugget)

Sandy Monolo

August 2, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Doris was a special person; she had so much heart. She loved her family especially the grandchildren. Thoughts and prayers with you all.

Carolyn Mills

July 31, 2020

I was a sub & I trained Doris the first day she started as a Rural Carrier at Ruther Glen Post Office. There had been a deep snow and we delivered 3 days mail in her truck. I have never (before or since) laughed as much as I did that day. Sorry for your loss. I am sure she will be remembered by many.

Mary Golden

July 30, 2020

Doris was one of the most interesting people to talk to. Her knowledge of the communities she so honorably served as rural mail carrier was amazing. I’m so happy she is reunited with her family in heaven. She will be remembered. Mary Golden

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