Nancy McNiel Wilson Gaw, age 87, passed from  this  life  on
May 14, 2016. She is preceded in death by her parents,  Homer
Thomas Wilson and Alice May Brackett Wilson; her husband  of
60 years, Jack Stanton Gaw, Sr., whom  she  married  June  22,
1948 in Norfolk, Virginia; and her brothers-in-law and sisters   in
law,   Dr.   J.C.  Gaw   (Helen),   Sara   Gaw   Lynn (Sam), Betty  
Wisdom (Bill),   Lloyd  Gaw  (Jeanette), Charles Gaw,   and   Dr.
Billy Gaw.
  
Nancy   attended   David   Lipscomb  College and  Tennessee
Tech  University, where  she  received  her  Bachelor   of   Arts,
Master's, and Ed.S degrees.     Her   majors   were   music   and
education.
     
Nancy was an accomplished musician and artist.  She   taught
music, art, and reading in the Jackson  County  School  System.
She also taught private piano, guitar, and voice lessons  in  her
home.   Her hobbies included oil painting and crafts.   She   was
also a talented writer.
     
Nancy  served  as   a   minister's  wife  who  traveled  with  her
husband   to   numerous   gospel   meetings    and     preaching
appointments and taught Sunday school well into her 80's.  She
was a faithful member of the Zion Church of Christ.   Nancy truly
exemplified the virtuous woman described in Proverbs 31.   She
was loving, kind, and generous to all she met.
     
Nancy is  survived  by   her   2   Sons:  Jack  Stanton  Gaw, Jr.
(Dorinda)  and  Dr.  Ted William Gaw (Janice);   6   Grandsons:  
Mark  Stanton  Gaw  (Melanie),     Jeffrey  Austin Gaw  (Jaclyn),  
Eric William Gaw  (Lacey),  Bradley  Thomas  Gaw (Sarah),  Dr.
Joel    David   Gaw,    and    Robert    Daniel    Gaw;    3    Great
Grandchildren:   Alex  Mark  Gaw,    Jackson  Lewis  Gaw,   and  
Savannah     Kay     Gaw;       and       Brothers - in - law      and
Sisters-in-Law:    Doyle   Gaw  (Ranelle),    Deanna   Floyd,  Dr.
David Gaw (Patsy), and Linda Gaw.
     
Pallbearers will be her 6 grandsons.    Memorial  contributions
may be made to Happy Haven Children's Home,   India Missions
c/o Willette Church of Christ, or  World  Christian  Broadcasting.
Funeral  services  will  be  conducted     at    Anderson  -  Upper
Cumberland Funeral Home  in  Gainesboro,  TN,  on   Tuesday,
May 17, 2016, at 11 A.M. Visitation will be Monday from 4 P.M. -
8 P.M., and Tuesday from 9 A.M. until time  of  services.   Burial
will  be  in  the  Rob  Draper  Memorial  Cemetery.    Bro.    Dale
Crossman and Bro. John Anderson will officiate.
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