Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home

1420 North Main St., China Grove, NC


Nancy Deal Williams

July 9, 1934May 30, 2019

Mt. Ulla

Mrs. Nancy Deal Williams, age 84 of Mt. Ulla peacefully passed away in the early hours of Thursday, May 30, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Williams was born July 9, 1934 in Rowan County to the late Oron Monroe Deal and Sophie Lee Bradshaw Deal. Her husband of over 50 years, Gerald Gray Williams and granddaughter, Holly Williams Faulkner preceded her in death. After marriage, Nancy spent her career as co-owner along with her husband of Mid-State Machinery where she managed the business with the finesse and grace that would become her trademark as she took a tremendous amount of pride in everything she did. She was a very detail-orientated person, some would call her a perfectionist who had a wonderful sense of managing finances not only with their home but in their business as well.

“Fancy Nancy” as she became well known, had a great love for her family. She adored spending time with them at the lake, entertaining and enjoying her time with them. She had a love of crafts, especially making flower arrangements, wreaths and had a gift for decorating. She just had that knack for putting things together and made it look beautiful, warm and inviting. It was the same for her appearance…always together.

She was also known for making the absolute “BEST” chocolate pie. It would melt in your mouth!

Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Kenneth John Williams (Cindy), Gerald Monroe Williams (Debra) and Tim Lee Williams along with her daughter, Teresa Williams Wherritt (Bill). She also leaves behind ten grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Her brother, Leonard Deal (Gayle) and sister, Linda Honeycutt (Charlie) also survive her.

Visitation for Mrs. Williams will be on Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 1:00-3:00pm at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home, 1420 North Main Street, China Grove. Funeral Service will be in the Chapel at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home at 3:00pm officiated by her son in-law, Bill Wherritt. Burial will follow at Green Lawn Cemetery immediately after the service. The family would like to give many thanks to Hospice of Cabarrus County for the loving care given to their Mom, especially thanking her nurse, Sharon. Memorials in her honor are requested to Hospice of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.dignitymemorial.com. Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Williams.


  • Visitation Saturday, June 1, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 1, 2019
  • Burial Saturday, June 1, 2019


Nancy Deal Williams

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Lori Underwood

May 30, 2019

Kenny, Gerald, Tim, and Teresa, My sincere condolences for the loss of your sweet mother. My prayer for you is for peace and comfort in the days ahead and beyond. I have such fond memories of your mom. She was so kind to let me come to her pool and enjoyed talking with her when she would come out and sit with us. She was truly a first class lady. I will miss her. Love Lori.