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Nancy Carolyn Burgess Henley, 72, Retired Educator, October 15


Henley, CarolynNancy Carolyn Burgess Henley, Dear wife and mother, departed this life on Thursday, October 15,2015 to be with the Lord. She was born to Thomas R Burgess and Mildred Louise McGehee Burgess, January 4, 1943 in Clarksville, Arkansas. She was raised in Arkansas, living in Pottsville, Glenwood and Russellville in her early years. She graduated from Russellville High School and achieved her BSE from Arkansas Tech University (Arkansas Polytechnic College). She met her husband and partner for life, Charles, on a hike up Dardanelle Rock and the two were married August 6, 1961. They recently celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary. She taught science for 28 years in Nashville Arkansas. She had a curious mind and loved learning, teaching, and travels. She planned wonderful trips for her family all over the US, and together she and Charles visited 49 states, Canada, Italy, Mexico, and Ireland. One of her greatest joys was her grandchildren. She loved creating games for them, treasure hunts, poems, and taking them places. She provided years of Sunday dinners and special holiday meals. She loved her extended family and the annual family Christmas get together. She served faithfully in her church for many years, keeping the nursery, serving as secretary for her Sunday School, going to Mexico on mission trips, and packing boxes for Operation Christmas Child. She was a member of Cross Church of Springdale, Arkansas and was a member of First Baptist in Nashville, Arkansas for many years. She is survived by her husband Charles of the home; her two daughters and sons in law, Diane and Tommy Morrow of Fayetteville and Christy and Greg Nunley of Rogers; one brother, Tom H Burgess and wife Barbara of Little Rock, sister Jana Shores and her husband Ken of Russellville, sister June Lewis and husband Randy of Big Canoe, Georgia; six grandchildren, Luke Nunley and his wife Stephanie, Jonathan Morrow and his wife Emily, Hailey Nunley, Christopher Morrow, Matthew Nunley, Max Morrow, two great grandchildren and a host of loving nieces and nephews. A graveside service was held 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 19, 2015 at Fairview Memorial Gardens in Fayetteville with Pastor Charlie Foster officiating. A memorial service will be held Wednesday October 21, 2015 at 11:00 a.m., First Baptist Church in Nashville, Arkansas with Brother David Blase and Brother Kevin Sartin officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Samaritan’s Purse / Operation Christmas Child P.O. Box 3000 Boone, NC 28607. To sign the online guest book please visit www.nelsonberna.com

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