Nancy P. Deaver

Mar 25, 2013

1932 — 2013

CANTON — Nancy Mae Poston Deaver, 81, of the Cruso community, passed away peacefully into her heavenly Father’s arms at her home Sunday, March 24, 2013, after a long, courageous battle with cancer.

She was a native of Haywood County and a daughter of the late Bill and Edna Pless Poston.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Theodore Deaver, and baby, Dovie Deanna Deaver; three brothers; and one sister, Ruth Ethel Farmer.  Nancy was a retired nurse of the VA Medical Hospital and a member of East Fork Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Russell Deaver; five sons, Ronald Russell Deaver (Bhana), Harold Hugh Deaver (Carolyn), Basil Byrd Deaver, Samuel Shaphan Deaver (Angie), and Victor Vaughn (Amy); one daughter, Esther Elena White (Craig); and a daughter-in-law, Teresa Cole; 18 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren, who were by far the joy of her life; one sister, Polly Matthews; and one brother, Hugh Poston (Birdie).

A memorial service, to celebrate her life, was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at East Fork Baptist Church with the Rev. Wayne Willett officiating.

Wells Funeral Home of Canton is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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