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(Feb 17, 2013)

February 3, 2013, the gates of Heaven opened to welcome its newest Angel, DELORIES "NANCY" EARWOOD, age 76, and a huge celebration and welcome party began. She was born on Jan. 27, 1937, in Huntington, W.Va., daughter of the late Howard and Geraldine McCallister. Nancy is also preceded in death by two infant children; her husband, Larry Joe Dodson; brother, Cam McCallister; and a very special uncle, Neil Dunfee. She is survived by her loving daughters, Sheri Dodson (Cindy), Theresa "Charlie" McGee (Phil); sisters, Susan Grubbs (Ben) and Sandy Lawrence (Boyce); grandchildren, Larry Cartwright (Katherine), Brandon Fizer, Brian Fizer, Philip McGee II (Kim), Samantha McGee, Hunter McGee, Brogan Dodson and Alisha Dodson; great-granddaughter, Bella McGee; special friend and husband, Eddie Earwood; and her sweet puppies, Honey, Huey and Gracie. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday night, Feb. 6, at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Home, Wilmington, N.C. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at the Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Home, interment will follow at Oleander Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be the grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be made to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Life and Care Center, 1406 Physicians Drive Wilmington, NC 28401 or to the Pink Ribbon Fund/Angies' Amazing Race.

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