Nannie “Nan” Edwards Chappell – Wake Forest Obituary

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Nannie “Nan” Edwards Chappell

May 8, 1921 – May 12, 2016

Nannie “Nan” Edwards Chappell, 95, of Wake Forest, passed away peacefully at her home in the Falls Community following a recent decline in health. Nan, daughter of the late Grover and Ona Edwards, was born in the Orange Factory Community of Durham County and moved to the Falls Community at the age of 4. Over the years, she greatly enjoyed visiting her many friends and family members in the Orange Factory community. Nan was a proud graduate of Millbrook High School Class of 1940. She retired after many years of service from the NCDOT in 1985. She was a member of Falls of Neuse Baptist Church for 77 years. Nan was preceded in death by her husband, Wayland H. Chappell in 1988. She was also predeceased by her sister Edna Edwards Leonard and nephew Cecil Leonard.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, May 17, 2016 at Falls Baptist Church. Rev. Dr. Terry Ashe officiating. Burial will follow in Falls Community Cemetery

Nan is survived by sons, Michael W. Chappell (Judy) of Fort Worth, TX, Billy C. Chappell of Wake Forest; sister, Betty Edwards Middleton of Garner; nephews, Jim & Steve Middleton; grandchildren, Michael Chappell, Beth Mills, Daniel Chappell; and 8 great-grandchildren. Much love is extended to Asilee Leonard, Parks Icenhour and Lorrie Icenhour.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Falls Community Cemetery Fund, C/O Linwood Barham, 9705 Fonville Rd. Wake Forest, NC 27587.

Friends may visit with the family from 7-9 Monday evening at Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 405 S. Main St., Wake Forest, NC 27587 (919-556-5811)