Nellie Frances Higgs Foltz

June 4, 1916December 8, 2010

Mrs. Nellie Higgs Foltz, 94, a resident of Stanley,VA, passed away on December 8, 2010 at her residence.

A daughter of the late John F. and Mary Elizabeth Sheets Higgs, she was born on June 4, 1916 in Rockingham County.

Mrs. Foltz retired from Luray Textile in 1978 where she was an inspector. She was a member of Newport Church of the Brethren and the Women's Fellowship.

On March 7, 1936, she married, Amos N. Foltz who preceded her in death on September 13, 1986.

Surviving are nieces and nephews including Wanda P. Wenzel of Luray, Brenda Neese of New Market, Bonnie Foltz of Richmond, Jerry Foltz of Appomattox and Donnie Nelson of Stanley. She was the last survivng member of her immediate family.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Newport Church of the Brethren with Rev. Kent Bennett officiating. Burial will be in Newport Cemetery.

Members of the family will receive friends 6-8:00 p.m. Friday evening at the church. Friends may also call at the home of Wanda Wenzel, 1012 Harper Valley Road in Luray at anytime.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Newport Church of the Brethren, 408 Newport Road, Shenandoah, VA 22849 or to Page One, 42 West Main St., Luray, VA 22835.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at


  • Visitation

    Friday, December 10, 2010

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, December 11, 2010


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Steve Bolen

December 11, 2010

Nellie was always warm and caring, she always made you at home and welcome.
1 Corinthians 2:9 ESV
But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”—
God Bless you Nellie!

Tink Heiston-Rosado

December 10, 2010

Miss Nellie will be missed by those of us who were fortunate enough to have been blessed by her presence over the years. She always had a smile, a good word for everyone and loved everyone she met. I will miss those private chats we had when I visited home and church. As a teenager I always admired the spunk Miss Nellie had and even still had last year when I was at the church's homecoming. She loved her hats and wore them frequently. I guess now she is walking the streets of gold and beholding the wonderful sites of heaven. Rest in peace Miss Nellie. Loved you much, Tink Heiston Rosado