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Nancy Wells Harris / April 06, 2021

Nancy Wells Harris, age 88, of Chase City, died Friday, April 2, 2021. She was born on April 20, 1932 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia and was the daughter of the late Joseph Thomas Wells and the late Ida Crowe Wells. 

She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church in Chase City. She loved flowers and gardening and enjoyed playing the Rook card game. 

Nancy is survived by her husband, Thomas Harris; daughter, Kathy Harris Matthews (Billy) of Chase City; son-in-law, Randy Jones of Chase City; three grandsons, Eric Matthews of Richmond, Clark Matthews of Chase City and Brad Jones of South Hill, several nieces and nephews; a kind and helpful neighbor, Diane Mull; and two special caregivers, Rosa Mitter and Shirley Douglas. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Brenda Harris Jones, two brothers, and four sisters. 

A graveside service was held Monday, April 5, at Woodland Cemetery in Chase City, with Pastor Mike West officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Nancy’s memory may be made to Centenary United Methodist Church, 350 North Marshall Street, Chase City, VA 23924.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements. 

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