Whitesburg KY

Nancy Colley-Bear, 81, dies in Indiana



Nancy Louise Colley-Bear, 81, of White House, Tenn., died May 10, at her daughter’s home in Indianapolis, Ind.

Born in Jeremiah to the late Elmer and Martha Adams Colley, she was the mother of the late Thomas Reed Colley and Denise Howard. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Ann Colley, and a daughter-in-law, Sandy Ruark.

Ms. Colley-Bear was retired from Osh Kosh/Delment, and was a member of the White House Church of God.

Surviving are three sons, Jack Ruark of Bradenton, Fla., Ricky Wright and wife Tess of Cross Plains, Tenn., and Keith Wright and wife Kristy of White House, Tenn.; three daughters, Paulette Franks of Gallatin, Tenn., Tina Louise Wright Mullins of Indianapolis, Ind., and Anita Watts and husband Dusty of White House, Tenn.; two brothers, James Colley and wife Linda of Jeremiah, and Gillis Colley of Johnson City, Tenn.; three sisters, Cornie Adams and Lola Mae Richardson, both of Jeremiah, and Norlena York and husband Danny of White House Tenn.; fifteen grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren.

Ms. Colley-Bear was also preceded in death by five siblings, Lavon Colley, Folice Colley, Billy Ray Colley, Garland Colley and Barbara Ann Colley, and a daughter-in-law, Sandy Ruark.

Private family services were held May 16 in White House, Tenn. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery in Tennessee.

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