Joyce Ann Green Nance-Lookabill

A woman wearing eyeglasses  

Joyce Ann Green Nance-Lookabill, age 80 of Cerro Gordo, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, September 19, 2020, at her home.

A native of Columbus County, Joyce was born on July 12, 1940, to the late Johnnie Franklin and Alice Thompson Green. She was also preceded in death by her husbands, Donald Harry Nance and Bill Lookabill; sister, Elizabeth Blackwell, and her grandson, Justin Turbeville.

A graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, September 21, 2020 at Chadbourn Memorial Cemetery; Rev. George Strickland will officiate.

Joyce was employed at Ellis Meares Hardware Store in Fair Bluff for several years, serving as a bookkeeper. Prior to joining the Ellis Meares work family, Ms. Joyce also served as the Bookkeeper for West Columbus High School in Cerro Gordo; Joyce was also a lifelong member of Cerro Gordo Baptist Church. 

Survivors include her daughter, Wendy Nance Turbeville (Donald-preceded) of Cerro Gordo; son, Chris D. Nance (Kim) of Rocky Point; siblings, Sylvia Edwards of Raleigh, Lester Green of Holden Beach; grandchildren, Bradley Turbeville (Kayla), Lauren Nance, Josh Nance; great-grandchildren, Breanna Turbeville, Brinkley Turbeville; step-great-grandson, Drew Williamson. 

Memorials may be made to Cerro Gordo Baptist Church: PO Box 159 Cerro Gordo, NC 28430

 Worthington Funeral Home served the family.

  • Jefferson Weaver

    Time is a funny thing

    Time is a funny thing. The concept of measuring time was created by man, since we couldn’t be satisfied with looking up, holding a hand parallel to the horizon and figuring if the day was [Read More]
  • Shelter dog
    Front Page

    APS at Max Capacity

    The Columbus County Sheriff’s Animal Protective Services will not be accepting anymore animals until further notice. APS put out a statement via Facebook Tuesday, June 6, explaining that the shelter is now at max capacity. [Read More]
  • Front Page

    Commissioners Make One Change, Okay Budget

    County commissioners agreed to return $58,000 in cuts to the Parks and Recreation Department Monday but otherwise made no changes to the proposed Fiscal 23-24 budget.  There will be no tax increase, Finance Director Lacie [Read More]
About Jefferson Weaver 1390 Articles
Jefferson Weaver is the Managing Editor of Columbus County News and the News Director for WTXY AM1540 & Kool 103.9FM Radio. He can be reached at (910) 632-4965, or by email at