Nonnie Laurie Wrenn

Aug 15, 2014

SYLVA — Nonnie Laurie Wrenn, 60, a 30-year resident of Western North Carolina, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, of pancreatic cancer after being diagnosed just six days earlier.

She was preceded in death by her father, Dr. Jessie I. DuBose; her mother, Lily Irene DuBose; and her sister, Jessica Alice Phaturos.

She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Rick; and her son, Matt, 26; sisters, Connie (Leon) Brewer, of South Carolina, and Patricia (Willis) Marti, of Texas; and brother-in-law, Robert Phaturos, of Alabama.

A memorial service and balloon launch honoring her memory and her lifelong career as a teacher at Haywood Community College will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at the childcare center at HCC.

She was a proud Georgia Bulldog alum. She dedicated her life to teaching others to teach and to supporting children with special needs.