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“You were a strength to me when I needed a hand. Thank you Nancy for being the willing vessel that you were. ”
1 of 16 | Posted by: Darla Cardinal - Lotis, SC

“Prayers for the family. I taught school with Nancy and my Mother Betty Smith taught Emily. I so enjoyed teaching with Nancy and loved her sweet...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Lisa McCall - Newton, NC

“Nancy always had a smile & willingness to help anyone. My heart goes out to the family and you have my deepest sympathy. May God surround you with...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Brenda Kanipe - Friend

“I had Mrs. Poteat for 7th grade math. Such a sweet lady !! I know she will be missed !! Praying God wraps His loving arms around each of you now and...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Tammy English - Student

“Emily and Kate, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a great friend. She was also a great mother who raised some wonderful daughters....Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Leonard Brendel - Drexel, NC

“So, so sad to read of the passing of my dear friend and colleague. We taught the same grade and subject for many years, and I have so many good...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Jannelle McDowell - Hickory

“I was very sad to hear of this precious lady's passing; saying prayers for her family. ”
7 of 16 | Posted by: Frances Robinson - Valdese, NC

“I am so very saddened to hear this. I absolutely loved her as a teach and one of very few that truly stick out in my memories. RIP Mrs. Poteat. ”
8 of 16 | Posted by: Christine Trivette - Charlotte, NC

“Bruce, Marianne, family and friends,May our Lord comfort you in your grieving. ”
9 of 16 | Posted by: Wayne Giese - Morganton, NC

“I love all of you ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: Mickey Poteat Poteat - Mocksville, NC

“I taught with Nancy the couple of years she taught at Drexel. I remember her as well quiet and kind. She loved her daughters as well as her students...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Elaine Poole - Morganton, NC

“Ron and Girls:, I am so very sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to you. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.Love, Martha Simpson ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: martha simpson - morganton, NC

“Ron, we send our deepest sympathy and prayers for comfort in the passing of Ms. Nancy. ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: Ernie Powell - Rutherford College, NC

“Kate, Emily and Ron...I am so sorry to hear of Nancy's passing. She was so helpful to me in many ways. I talked to her a few weeks ago when she...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Sherry Huffman - Icard, NC

“My prayers for comfort goes out to Nancy's family. I have known Nancy as long as I can remember. We shared an Aunt (Mary) and an Uncle (Ralph Cook)....Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Saundra (Sonnie Wilson) Cooke

“Kate and Emily, I am so sad to hear of the passing of your mother. I worked with her at Hildebran Jr Hi and East Burke middle for 20 plus years. She...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Rachel Sipe - Friend


Nancy Cannon Poteat, 72, of Connelly Springs, passed away Thursday, September 10, 2020 at CHC Blue Ridge in Morganton following a brief period of declining health.
Nancy was born May 12, 1948 in Burke County to the late Preston Cannon and Lucille Hughes Cannon. She worked as a middle school teacher for thirty five years in the Burke County Public School System. She was a member of Oak Ridge Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Dennis Charles Rounsavill.
Survivors include her husband, Ron Poteat of the home; children, Emily Rounsavill Abee and husband Ryan of Charlotte, Kate Rounsavill Hicks and husband Jon of Concord, Jonathan Poteat of Lenoir; and Robin Poteat of Hudson; nine grandchildren; brothers, Bruce Cannon and wife Marianne of Valdese, and Rudy Cannon and wife Lucille of Rutherford College; and brother-in-law, Bob Poteat and wife Sandy of Matthews.
A private graveside service was held 1:00PM Sunday, September 13, 2020 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery with the Rev. Nicholas Wilson officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Oak Ridge Baptist Church Building Fund at 7449 Oak Ridge Church Rd. Connelly Springs, NC 28612 or to Loris First Baptist Church at 3117 Main St. Loris, SC 29569-2735.

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