In Remembrance: Avis Vail Nash

Funeral services for Avis Vail Nash were held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November 13, 2023, at Burr Ferry Pentecostal Church with Reverend Hunter Nash officiating and Reverends Roger Herrington, Ricky Wead, and Sky Miller speaking. Burial followed in Plunkaway Cemetery under the direction of Jeane’s Funeral Service. Pallbearers were David Fox, James Nash, Trevor Fox, Roger Hampshire, David Ludolph, and Jerry Wayne Nash. Honorary pallbearers were Curtis Ansley and Timothy Nash.


Avis was born June 8, 1946, in Newton, Texas, and passed away November 10, 2023, at the age of 77 at her home in Evans surrounded by her family. She was a member of Burkeville United Pentecostal Church and was an accomplished piano player. Avis used her talent for playing the piano at many churches. Gardening and sewing were hobbies she enjoyed, and you could often find her working in her yard or in the yards of her family members. Her family was very important to her, and Avis enjoyed spending holidays with them, especially Easter when she would plan egg hunts.


Avis was preceded in death by her daughter, Angela Carlene Nash; granddaughter, Shayla Jaye Nash; parents, Robert Lee Jordan & Velma Craft Jordan; brothers, Ramsey Jordan & Bobby Jordan; and sisters, Bernice Brown, Claudine McMahon, Lois McAnelly, and Billie Ansley.


Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 61 years, Johnny Lamar Nash of Evans; son, Shalon Eric Nash and wife Ashley of Evans; daughter, Tina Fox and husband David of Leesville; grandchildren, Hunter Nash & wife Layken, Shaina Fox, and Trevor Fox & wife Megan; great-grandchildren, Jaydin Fox-Lenhart, Lincoln Fox, Ramsey Fox, and Emma Nash; and a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family members.