December 21, 1945 - March 28, 2019

Graveside services for Mary Jane Nance will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Itta Bena Cemetery.

Mrs. Nance, 73, died Thursday, March 28, 2019, at Tyler Holmes Memorial Hospital.

Mary was born on Dec. 21, 1945, in Itta Bena to James Lewis and Annie Mae Morgan Dozier. She lived in Itta Bena most of her life and in Winona Manor Nursing Home the past year. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Itta Bena. She is preceded in death by her parents and by her husband, Ralph Douglas Nance.

She is survived by her son, Walter B. Nance of Itta Bena; her sister, Annie Mary Bowers of Itta Bena; and a grandson, Walt Nance II of Minter City.

The Rev. Roy Bush will officiate the services. Pallbearers will be Jeremy Bowers, Shane Bowers, Matt Bowers, Mitchell Hodges, Bobby Brown and Tim Chennault.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Williams and Lord Funeral Home is in charge. An online guestbook may be signed at

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