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Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory - Reid Chapel

412 S. Washington Hwy., Ashland, VA

OBITUARY

Nancy Sue Davis Figley

May 20, 1944August 8, 2019
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On August 8, 2019, Nancy Sue FIGLEY, 75, of Doswell, VA, left her earthly home for one promised by her Savior. She is survived by her daughter, Bonnie Jordan (Dennis); her son, Arnold Morris Jr.; her step-daughter, Diane Coats (David); and brother, Larry Davis, of Mooresville, NC. Mrs. Figley was preceded in death by the love of her life for 28 years, James R. Figley; Jim's son Dale; and her parent's, Morris and Bonnie Davis of Concord, NC. Nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren remain to share memories of 'Grandma' and 'Nana Sue'.

After her 1962 honors graduation from Hartsell High School in Concord, North Carolina, she attended Mars Hill College and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

In the mid-1970's, Sue moved to Ashland and became a member of the Ashland Juniors Woman's Club. She continued membership in the General Federation of Woman's Clubs holding officer and committee chairmanship positions in Brook Run Juniors, Kanawha Woman's Club, and the Henry Clay Woman's Club of GFWC. Her love of crafts and sewing were on display in her home and the many handmade projects she contributed to local charities. she was the owner of Cripple Creek Crafts, an Ashland retail shop in the 90's where local crafters offered their handmade clothing and decorative arts for sale.

From 2000 until July, 2014, Sue and Jim lived their retirement months in their 'snowbird' home on Cudjoe Key, Florida. Most days were spent fishing and crabbing in the Florida Bay aboard the FishFever.

Although the last few years were weighted down with struggles through operations and disease, Mom never lost her smile, her loving attitude toward all she met , and her willingness to share whatever she has with others who needed a helping hand.

Family and friends will gather for a time to share memories of Mrs. Figley on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 from 4pm to 8pm at Nelsen Funeral Home, 412 S. Washington Hwy., Ashland 23005. A graveside service will be held at 10:00am on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Signal Hill Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Mrs. Figley's favorite charity, Operation Smile; 3641 Faculty Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23453. Condolences may be registered online at www.nelsenashland.com.

  • FAMILY

  • She is survived by her daughter, Bonnie Jordan (Dennis); her son, Arnold Morris Jr.; her step-daughter, Diane Coats (David); and brother, Larry Davis, of Mooresville, NC. Mrs. Figley was preceded in death by the love of her life for 28 years, James R. Figley; Jim's son Dale; and her parent's, Morris and Bonnie Davis of Concord, NC. Nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren remain to share memories of 'Grandma' and 'Nana Sue'.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, August 14, 2019
  • Graveside Service Thursday, August 15, 2019

Memories

Nancy Sue Davis Figley

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Sue Maxwell

August 14, 2019

So sorry to hear of Sue’s passing. I have great memories of her from Hartsell High School, cheering with her for probably four or five years. My condolences to her family.

Jane Tiedeman

August 13, 2019

We are so sad to learn about Sue’s passing. She was such a wonderful, strong person who was so devoted to her husband, Jim. She was kind and gentle and always so thoughtful. We regret that we did not keep in touch with her in these final few months of her life. She has now joined Jim and will rest in heavenly peace for sure. Our sympathies to her family, so dear to her, and may wonderful memories sustain us all in the days to come. Much love to all.
Jane and Don Tiedeman
Crossville, TN
Venture Out, Cudjoe Key, FL

Nancy Schloemer

August 13, 2019

We discovered we were spending our winter vacations on the
same Key in Florida. We enjoyed our time with Sue and Jim.

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