Nancy Welch Green

Saturday, October 4, 1947 - Wednesday, May 8, 2019

A Loving Wife and Mother

Photo of Nancy Welch Green  - 1947-2019

Canton- Nancy Kay Welch Green, age 71, a beautiful and beloved lady, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2019.

Mrs. Green had made her home in Haywood County most of her life and received an Associate Degree from Haywood Community College. She had been employed as an administrative assistant with Alpha Environmental Sciences in Waynesville for 16 dedicated years and had also worked for the Haywood County Building Inspections Department until her retirement.  Mrs. Green held a strong faith and was a member of Long’s Chapel United Methodist Church.  Nancy often enjoyed traveling and was blessed with the wonderful opportunity of traveling throughout the world.  Her greatest love was for her family and her kind and caring heart touched everyone that was blessed to know her. Nancy was truly a gracious lady and always made friends and family feel welcome to her home.  Her extraordinary “teddy bear” collection was a true joy and delight to everyone who visited the Green home. Nancy was definitely a dedicated homemaker, a wonderful cook, and an amazing wife and mom.  We celebrate the life of Nancy Welch Green and give thanks for her and the true and kind person that she was each and every day. Her inspiring life is an example for each of us to follow.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Bennie Lee Walker Welch; her maternal grandmother, Letha Clay and also her daughter, Jennifer Ann Green.

Surviving are her loving family; her devoted husband of 55 years, James Green of Canton; her daughter, Dr. Cindy Green Farrell and her husband, Chris Farrell of Raleigh and a brother, Tim Welch of Waynesville. 

A graveside funeral service to honor the life of Mrs. Green will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Crawford / Ray Memorial Gardens in Clyde. Reverend John Ferree will be officiating.

Memorials may be made in Nancy's memory to the Haywood County Rescue Squad, PO Box 1275, Canton, NC 28716

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Green family.                

Condolences from family and friends


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I am very sorry for the loss of such a nice person! My condolences are with her family who I know she loved!
Kathy Pressley
SO SORRY TO LEARN OF THE PASSING OF Nancy.Bless all of her family..
jJudith Ann AmosS
Cindy, Chris, James and family, Our prayers, sympathy and love go out to you all. Nancy was the most caring, loving and dedicated person we have had the opportunity and the honor to know and work beside. Her friendship and smile will always be in our heart. With condolences, love and ‘teddy bear’ hugs, David & Donna Holtsclaw
David & Donna Holtsclaw
So very sorry to hear of Nancy passing. It was such a pleasure to work with her. She always had a kind word and smile for everyone. I will miss our friendship. Bless all the family during this difficult time. Norma Barrett
Norma Barrett
James & Cindy... May Peace be with you during this time. Nancy will live forever in so many hearts. Her kind smile, tender voice, and giving spirit was a treasure. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this time. I know she was greeted by a host of angels at the gate and is celebrating as we all remember her. Love always
Danny Howard & Family
Nancy trained me when I worked at Alpha Environmental, she was the sweetest lady ever. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you!
Veronica Saunders