She was born Thursday, May 10, 1923 in Aurora. She was a wife and homemaker. She was the daughter of the late Ollie H. Ross and the late Allie (Inman) Ross. She was the wife of the late James Nanney.
She was a member of former Lighthouse Baptist Church and was attending the South Marshall Baptist Church.
She is survived by her son, Donald Nanney of Benton, two daughters, Carolyn Dowdy of Benton and Brenda Housden of Benton, eight grandchildren, Courtney Nanney, Jason Nanney, Justin Nanney, Billy Puckett, Johnny Puckett, Jamie Dowdy, Mike Jones and Mitzi Burkeen all of Benton, 19 great-grandchildren and three great great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and one brother, William Ross and two sisters, Letha Phillips and Lena Mae West.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 9 at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel of the Collier Funeral Home. Rev. George Culp Jr. and Rev. Mark Dillon officiated. Interment followed in the Marshall Co. Memory Gardens in Benton.