Monday, February 11, 2008

Nancy Graves Womack Neal Bustard (1858-1926)

Obituary of Nancy Graves Womack Bustard (1858-1926)

Mrs. Bustard Passes Away at Her Home: Funeral to Be Held Here Tomorrow with Interrment at Yanceyville

Mrs. Nannie Womack Bustard wife of John Bustard died at 10: 15 o'clock last night at her home 136 West Main Street after an illness lasting over a year. She had been bedridden for several months. Three weeks ago she began failing rapidly and since then had been in serious condition. While many close friends knew of her serious illness it was not generally recognized and this morning's announcement was a severe shock to the many who had learned to know and love her.

Mrs. Bustard come of distinguished lineage being born at Summer Hill in Caswell County, N. C. on October 10th, 1858, a daughter of Thomas J. Womack and Mrs. Anne Elizabeth Yancey, of that county. She was a granddaughter of the famed Bartlett Yancey for whom Yanceyville was named and who during his time was an outstanding man in the affairs of North Carolina.

Mrs. Bustard was first married to Lewis M. Neal, of Caswell. Some years after his death or on September 8th, 1920 she was married to Mr. Bustard in Yanceyville, since which time she had made her home in this City. Early in life, Mrs. Bustard joined the Yanceyville Presbyterian church and maintained her affiliation with it throughout the latter years. She was actively interested in the church's work during her residence at Yanceyville and on moving to Danville maintained contact with it and its congregation.

Mrs. Bustard is survived by her husband and the following step-children: John Bustard, Jr. and James Bustard, of Danville, Clark Bustard of Norfolk, Maitland H. Bustard of Washington, and Miss Agnes Bustard of this city. She also leaves a sister, Mrs. Sallie Wiggins of Yanceyville.

The funeral will be conducted from the West Main street residence at two o'clock tomorrow afternoon after which the remains will be taken to Yanceyville and interred in the old family burial ground where a commitment service will be held at three o'clock. Revs. N. E. Wicker and Joseph Dunglinson, will conduct the rites here, the pastor of the Yanceyville church officiating at Yanceyville.

Source: Danville Bee (Virginia), 22 October 1926


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