July 3, 1937 ~ March 14, 2018

Born in: Candler, NC,
Resided in: Candler, NC

Nancy Earley Todd, 80, of Candler, NC, passed away Wednesday morning, March 14, 2018 at her home after a period of declining health. She was born July 3, 1937 in Candler, NC to the late Harold and Mattie Earley. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Norman "Buddy" Todd; her three sons, William Alan Todd (Carol), Nathan Vaughn Todd (Cynthia), and Mark Christopher "Chris" Todd (Robin); seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Nancy leaves behind many close friends in the Candler community who always felt welcome to drop in her home for a visit and a glass of iced tea. Nancy was especially close to all of her cousins who would often gather at her home for good food and laughter. Nancy was a lifelong member of Liberty Baptist Church and was actively involved in the Embrace ministry there. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home, with the Rev. Roger Boone officiating. Burial will follow at Hice Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

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  1. I will miss my friend and her phone calls. She would call and say ‘I’m gonna be mean!’? I know the community and her family were very important to her and will miss her very much! Our love and prayers to all of you.

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  2. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. I’m so sorry for your loss.
    Nancy always made me feel welcome at her home.
    Love to you all!

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  3. It’s time to celebrate, she will be missed but she is with Jesus and would not want us to be sad. She was a wonderful person and friends to everyone. If you new her you loved her. I have a lot of memories I will cherish and look back on all the times she made me laugh. She made the best sweet tea. To all the family, you had a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother cherish the time you had with her.

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  4. Nancy was always so nice & welcoming into her home & always giving sweet tea, she loved Jesus & it showed in her. Prayers & comfort for her family.

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  5. Such sad news to hear of Nancy’s passing. She will truly be missed by so many, thoughts and prayers go out to each member of the family during your time of sorrow.

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  6. Uncle Buddy, Nathan, Chris and Alan and family we are so sorry to hear of Aunt Nancy’s passing. Heaven gained a sweet angel. She will forever be in our hearts. We loved her dearly. John and I are so glad we got to see you all Christmas weekend and give her a hug and tell her we loved her. We had plan to come by in a week or two to see you all but, God had a need of a special angel. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and we will see you soon. Love you all…Wanda and John

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  7. Nancy has been a part of us all my life.she was a faithful member of our church and a close friend to my mom.she will be missed by all and leaves a legacy of memories to all that knew her.with my sincere love and sympathy to all the Todd family.she is now at peace.may God comfort all of you.with love Janice,Lynn,Charlie,and Andrew farmer

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  8. Chris
    Laura and I were sorry to hear from you about your mom’s passing. May her memory be a source of strength to you today-tomorrow and forever.

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  9. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Todd Family. Aunt Nancy was definitely one of a kind and she will be greatly missed. We can take comfort in knowing that she is now finally at rest in her heavenly home.
    Sending our deepest love and prayers during this time.

    Love, Tim, Kathy & Preston Thompson

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  10. I have such wonderful memories of Aunt Nancy & am deeply saddened to learn of her passing. My condolences go to the family. Though my daughter didn’t share the same memories, she was saddened by the news of her passing as well. We all loved her

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