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Dora Ruth Patterson Nabors

Dora Ruth Patterson Nabors

Mrs. Dora Ruth Patterson Nabors, age 80, formerly of Fernandina Beach passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2017 in Clearwater, FL.

Born in North Wilkesboro, NC, she was the only daughter and one of three children born to the late Alva Patterson and Erie Brewer. She and her brothers grew up in Greensboro where she stayed until marrying another Greensboro native, Ralph Hobart Nabors in 1955. In 1959 the Nabors family left Greensboro and moved to Fernandina Beach where they made their home. While Mrs. Nabors stayed at home and raised the children, her husband worked as a Supervisor with the City of Fernandina Beach.

Her family recalls her sweet Christian spirit and love for her family.

Her husband passed away in 1994.

In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by a brother, Dean Patterson and a son, Dennis Nabors.

Mrs. Nabors leaves behind, two sons, Donald “Donnie” H. Nabors and his wife, Jan, Fernandina Beach, FL, Marty R. Nabors and his wife, Taina, Yulee, FL a brother, Troy Patterson, Greensboro, NC and three grandchildren, Drew, Kyle and Lindsey Nabors as well as several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 12:00 noon on Friday, January 6, 2017 from the graveside in Bosque Bello Cemetery with Reverend Larry Beman, officiating.

3 Condolences

  • Janice Mumford Posted January 3, 2017 5:15 pm

    My condolence goes out to the Nabor’s family, for the loss of your loved one. May the God of undeserved kindness remember her when the scriptures at John 5:28 & 29 are fulfill.

  • Gail Cook Posted January 5, 2017 9:38 am

    Donnie, Jan and Drew I am so sorry for your loss. I remember both your mom and dad and they were very special people. I am praying for the peace and comfort during this time that God can provide.

  • Marsha H. Carman Posted January 5, 2017 7:41 pm

    Dear Donnie, Jan and family, Your mom has entered into God’s peace and God’s rest on January 3rd.
    She has finished her earthly work and she has gone to her Heavenly Home! Someday when we finish our Lord’s work, we will see our Lord and our love ones on Holy Ground!

    For we walk by faith, not by sight. We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord. 2 Corinthians 5:7-8

    Bob and I are sorry we will be unable to attend but you and your family are in our prayers.
    We love you with all our hearts, Bob and Marsha Carman

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