Nancy Gravely Shank, 97, died Friday, February 22, 2013 at Westminster-Canterbury in Lynchburg.
She was born in Martinsville, on December 28, 1915, the daughter of the late Richard Pleasants Gravely and the late Sadie Mullins Gravely. She was the widow of J. Edward Shank of Goode.
Nancy graduated from Martinsville High School and Randolph-Macon Woman’s College. Afterward she taught school briefly in Dalton, Georgia, and Martinsville.
She is survived by a daughter, Nancy Gilliam and son, Harry Gilliam and sisters Sadi Hay Hampson (Puff) of Franklin, MI, Virginia Hufford (Deeda) of Richmond, Elizabeth Starling Gravely (Besty) of Martinsville.
She was predeceased by her brothers: Richard, Harry King, Frank and Robert Gravely all of Martinsville.
Donations may be made to the M/HC SPCA, 132 Joseph Martin Highway, Martinsville VA, 24112.