Nancy Thomas Grumbling

January 21, 1936January 20, 2013

Nancy Thomas Grumbling, 76, of Hickory passed away on Sunday January 20, 2013 at Catawba Regional Hospice-Newton after a period of declining health . Nancy was born on January 21, 1936 in Maryland to the late Wilbur and Martha Smith Thomas.

She was also preceded in death by a daughter Rebecca S. Muñoz. . She was a member of First Church of God and was a retired School teacher. She is survived by her husband, Pastor Glenn Grumbling of the home, three sons, Wayne Grumbling and wife Jayne of Indianapolis, IN, Thomas Grumbling and wife, Jennifer, of Gold Canyon, AZ, Jesus Muñoz and wife Rosa of Atlanta, GA, a daughter, Cheryl Black and husband John of Hickory, fourteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren . Memorial services will be held at 7:30 P.M. on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at First Church of God of Hickory with the Reverend Dr. Michael Hone officiating.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday January 22, 2013 from 3:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. at First Church of God of Hickory.

A private burial will be at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

Condolences may be made online at

Memorials may be made to First Church of God, 306 14th Street S.W. Hickory, NC 28602 . Hickory Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



  • Memorial Service Tuesday, January 22, 2013
  • Visitation Tuesday, January 22, 2013


  • Private Burial

Nancy Thomas Grumbling

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January 30, 2013

Dear Glenn- I JUST found out about Nancy. And in thinking about our loss here on earth--how happy our Father and the angels must be to finally have her back with them. How happy she must be as well. I know my mom probably had the coffee ready and the table set and she and my dad as well at St. Clair and Polly are having a wonderful time, just waiting on the rest of us to get there. You're in my thoughts and prayers. With much love Bill & Bonnie (Lantz) Lohrman

Karen Bell

January 28, 2013

Nancy was a special lady that I always enjoyed taking care of. She will be truly missed but I know she is rejoicing with our Father in Heaven!

Debbie Spake

January 23, 2013

Nancy touched so many lives with her sweet concern and love for all the ones she came in contact with. I am so thankful to have visited with her on Thursday night at the HOSPICE facility. We know she is with the LORD in Heaven waiting patiently for the rest of us to join her. May the special memories help you through all the tears and sorrow. May you feel the Lord's Loving Arms wrapped around you to sustain you during this time and grant you Peace with Understanding.
Love & Prayers,
Debbie Spake-FCOG member

Mary & Randy Hostetler

January 22, 2013

Your were the light of the world you made the light shine a lot better for our Lord and savior.

Mary & Randy Hostetler

January 22, 2013

Praise the Lord for a wonderful friend like a sister to me. I will miss you.

Patricia & Perry Moore

January 22, 2013

Dear Glenn & Family,
Grace and peace to you from God our Father Almighty and our Lord Jesus Christ.
So sorry to hear of our dear Nancy's sunset, we sincerely believe she is now "Walking Around Heaven All Day" and singing wonderful praises to God our Father Whose open arms she is trusting to envelope and comfort you each one and as her beloved family during this most difficult time of loss.
May your precious and sweet memories be of great help to ease your pain and bring you inner peace, while making your beloved one seem always very close to you. We pray that your special memories which mean the most to you will live in your hearts forever.
Sincerely In Jesus' Perfect Love,
~Patricia & Perry Moore
Fellow FCoG Members

January 22, 2013

What a joy to have known such a sweet and happy person. So sorry she had to go so soon. Tom Hartshorn

January 21, 2013

Dear Family, So sorry about your Mom - I know she is in a better place, but also know you all will miss her. We have so many great memories of time spent together, she was a wonderful person. Love and Prayers Duane and Bonnie Truss College Corner