|LOUISBURG - Willis Winfield Nash, 83, of Louisburg, died Tuesday, May 1, 2007, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 2:00 p.m. from Louisburg Baptist Church, with Dr. Reggie Rushing officiating. Burial followed in Lancaster Memorial Park.
A Georgia native, Mr. Nash came to North Carolina in 1949 as a dealer for International Paper Company. He operated a pulpwood yard and sawmill for many years in Bunn, NC, later operating a cattle farm and running a fleet of trucks hauling peanuts and related products to the West Coast.
He was instrumental in getting a sports program organized for the local school. He was a member of Louisburg Lions Club, was named Man of the Year in 1963 by Louisburg Rotary Club, served on the local school board, a trustee of Louisburg College, and served as president and on the board of directors of Green Hill Country Club for many years.
He was a working member of Louisburg Baptist Church and Adult Sunday school teacher for 25 years.
Mr. Nash is survived by is wife of 62 years, Catherine O. “Kay” Nash; son, Terry Nash and wife, Lori of Nashville; daughter, Penny Nash and husband, Tom Cox of Atlanta, GA; four granddaughters, Jessica, Amelia, Audrey and Madison Nash; two grandsons, Brad and Jeffrey Cox; brothers, Nelson Nash and wife, Mary of Birmingham, AL, and Fred Nash and wife, Anne of Smithfield; sisters-in-law, Beverly Nash of Ft. Myers, FL, Martha O. Fleming of Richmond, VA, Evelyn O. Westbrook and husband, Lloyd of Clayton, GA, Jean Oldham of Oxford, GA; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, J. Y. Nash.
The family received friends Thursday night from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Lancaster Funerals and Cremations, 804 N. Bickett Blvd., Louisburg, and at all other times at the home, 1624 NC Hwy 49 N., Louisburg.
Flowers will be accepted or contributions may be made to the Louisburg Baptist Church, P.O. Box 730, Louisburg, NC 27549 or to The American Heart Association, P. O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5216 in his memory.