Nurry Ann Nixon Dodge
Nurry Ann Nixon Dodge
  • September 20, 1928 - September 7, 2017
  • Raleigh, North Carolina

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Nurry Ann Nixon Dodge, 88, passed away peacefully in her home in the presence of her family on September 7th, 2017. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 56 years, Robert Jacqueline Dodge, her parents Nurry and Leland Nixon and daughter in law Christine Miller Dodge. Everyone that knew her will miss her ever present, infectious smile, her loving ways, and generous spirit. Nurry loved everyone and thought up nice things to do for us all.

She was proud to say she was born in Raleigh at the first Rex Hospital located in downtown Raleigh. She attended Hayes Barton Grammar School, now Underwood Elementary, Needham Broughton High School, and earned her Bachelor's degree from the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina, now UNCG. Nurry taught briefly after college, worked as a proof reader for the Supreme Court of North Carolina, and stayed at home to raise her three sons. She was very social and loved to spend time with family and friends. Nurry was a member of several bridge clubs, Pinewood Garden Club, DAR, the Woman's Club of Raleigh, and her church circle at White Memorial Presbyterian Church, where she was a longtime member. Having lived in her neighborhood since starting their family, Nurry and Bobby enjoyed strong friendships with their neighbors, some more than 50 years.

Surviving Nurry are her sons, Robert Nixon "Nick" Dodge, James McAllister "Mac" Dodge and his wife Peggy-Sue, David Williams "Will" Dodge and his wife Elizabeth; granddaughters, Erin Killmon and her husband, Zak, Hillary Evans and her husband, Jacob, Nurry Leigh Dodge, McAllister Junker and her husband, Adam, Mary Catherine and Ann Dodge; and great grandchildren Alice and Tara Evans, and Erich and Tyler Junker.

A visitation will be held Tuesday, September 12th, 5:30-7:30 at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Saint Mary's Street. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, September 13th, 2:00pm at White Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1704 Oberlin Road, Raleigh. Internment will be private at Raleigh Memorial Park. If desired, donations in lieu of flowers may be made to White Memorial Capital Campaign.