Mrs. Linda Hutchens Nations, 78, of East Bend, passed away on February 5, 2020 at Chatham Nursing and Rehab Center.
She was born on July 16, 1941 to the late Wesley Gray and Mable Venable Hutchens in Yadkin County.
Mrs. Nations was a 1959 graduate of East Bend High School. She worked for Porter's Merchandise Mart while her children were in school and then became a CNA and caregiver where she worked at Yadkin County Home Health for a number of years and was manager of Share-A-Home in Boonville for 10 years before retiring. Mrs. Nations was a hospice volunteer for more than 30 years where she received the Governor's Award and was also Hospice Volunteer of the Year for 2017. Being a breast cancer survivor, she initiated the Pink Broomstick Support Group as a cancer services volunteer and she helped with Relay for Life. One of the greatest joys in her life was seeing the Hospice Home built in Yadkinville for Yadkin County residents.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Nations was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 54 years John Winfield “JW” Nations.
Those left to cherish her memory are a son Mark (Donna) Nations of Winston-Salem, a daughter Tammy (Ben) Pendleton of Mt. Airy, grandchildren Joseph (Sarah) Allred of Belews Creek, DeAnna (Matthew) Davis of East Bend, William “Gray” (Melissa) Allred of Corydon, IN, Jordan Nations of Winston-Salem, Haley Nations of Kernersville, great-grandchildren Ethan & Eleanor Allred, Victoria & Weston Brown, Suzanna Davis, Haylee, William “Liam”, & Walker Allred, brother Wesley “WG” Hutchens, sisters Margie Williams and Mary Ruth Shively, and a special niece Bonnie (Mike) Norman and many other special nieces. She also leaves behind special friends Garnett Mickles, Geraldine Myers, Ginny Marler, Mary Sue Johnson, Jerrie Hayes, Shirley Holsclaw, and Carol Lawser.
To honor the wishes of Mrs. Nations, there will be a graveside service only at East Bend Friends Cemetery on Sunday February 9, 2020 at 2pm with Greg Anderson officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the SECU Hospice Home in Yadkinville.
The family would like to express special thanks to the staff of Chatham Nursing and Rehab, Mountain Valley Hospice, and East Bend Fire Department first reponders.
Huff Funeral Home of East Bend is respectfully serving the Nations family. Online condolences may be made at www.hufffuneralhome.com.
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