January 31, 1943 ~ June 12, 2014

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Nancy Lucille Maney Drake, 71, of Asheville, died Thursday, June 12, 2014 at J.F. Keever Solace Center. She was born in Buncombe County to the late Don, Sr. and Lillian McCarter Maney. She was a self-employed seamstress and a member of Oak Grove Christian Church in Arden. Survivors include her husband, Francis Drake; brother, Don Maney and his wife Joyce of Arden; sister, Sally Eckard and her husband, Wayne of Rock Hill, SC; nieces Amanda and Monica of Rock Hill, SC and Leisa of Waynesville. A graveside service will be held Saturday at 2:00 P.M. at Pisgah View Memorial Park. Minister Carl Bowles and Minister Rick Toney will officiate. Memorials may be made to Oak Grove Christian Church, 5 Morris Road, Arden, NC, 28704, or to J.F. Keever Solace Center, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, NC, 28813. Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road is assisting the Drake family.

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  1. We were so sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you Francis and the entire family. May God bless and sustain each of you in this time of losing a loved one.
    Frank and Mary Harrison

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  2. Bub, We are so sorry about Nancy and that we are out of town and unable to be there for you. We know that Nancy is now with God and all of her pain and sickness are gone. May God bless you and comfort you during this time. If there is anything we can do, please let us know. Love, Johnny & Elaine

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