Elizabeth (Sutton) Nye

Born: Tue., Sep. 21, 1926
Died: Tue., Aug. 30, 2016


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Fri., Sep. 02, 2016
Location: Dublin Presbyterian Church

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Fri., Sep. 02, 2016
Location: Dublin Presbyterian Church

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Alice Elizabeth “Lib” Sutton Nye, 89, of Dublin died Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at  Highland Ridge Rehab Center. She was born September 21, 1926 in Belspring to the late Lucy Grogg Sutton and Charles E. Sutton. She was predeceased by her parents, a brother and her husband of fifty-nine years, Charles William “Bill” Nye.                                                      

She retired from the Pulaski County School System after more than 26 years teaching in Dublin schools,ranging from third grade to high school.  She was a member of the Pulaski County Retired Teachers Association. She was a life-long member of the Dublin Presbyterian Church, serving as an elder and Sunday school teacher.  She is known to generations for her loving leadership of joint Vacation Bible Schools for the Dublin Presbyterian and New Dublin Presbyterian churches. She was honored by the Town of Dublin  with her lifetime friend and fellow church member, Sidney Bently Davie, as co-Grand Marshall of the Dublin Fourth of July parade in 2005. She was an avid bridge player, a Friend of the Pulaski County Libraries. She loved making cheese straws and rhubarb pie.

Survivors include her daughter, Lucy Anne Nichols and her husband Frank Eugene of  Dublin; a brother, the Rev. Charles E. Sutton of Richmond and a sister, Mary Clare and her husband Dick Skutt of Blacksburg and a special life-long, sister-friend, Betty Dulaney King, of Newbern, NC. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Travis Pierce, of Picayune, Miss.; Gregory A. Nichols and Shane A. Nichols of Dublin; and Geena N. Short and husband Ben of Pulaski; four great-grandchildren, along with another great-granddaughter due in September, three nieces, three nephews and twelve great neices and nephews. 

Visititation will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 at Dublin Presbyterian Church followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m. at the church with the Rev. Olin Whitener officiating.  Interment will follow in the Dublin Town Cemetery.

Her family would like to thank the staff of  Highland Ridge for their years of kindness and care provided to Elizabeth and also the wonderful services of Medi Hospice. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions, in her memory, will be appreciated to the Dublin Presbyterian Church,  P.O. Box 2027, Dublin, Va. 24084

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Susie Brillheart Buckley
   Posted Wed August 31, 2016
What an amazing woman your mom Mrs Nye was. Although I had not seen her for many many years , I have always had only good thoughts when remembering her. She was a phenomenal teacher throughout her many years of teaching. She approached everything in life with goodness in her heart. I can remember several years of going to bible school camp and doing everything from being a student to being a helper. The world was lucky to have her in it. I am truly sorry for your loss.May she rest in peace .

Nancy Shannon Walker
   Posted Thu September 01, 2016
To The Family of Mrs. Elizabeth Nye:
Mrs. Nye was a very gifted teacher, wife and mother and loved her church. I was inspired by her cheerfulness; that she always seemed glad to see you and did not let her troubles overcome her reaching out to help others and remaining active in church and community activities. She certainly had many friends and we are very sad to lose her. Mr. and Mrs. Nye were a lifelong friends to our family and we will miss them always. Keeping her and the family in prayers. Nancy Shannon Walker

Betty Miller Penn
   Posted Thu September 01, 2016
She was a very sweet woman I was just in elementary when I met her. She will be missed. Betty Miller

Leah Short
   Posted Fri September 02, 2016
I am so sorry that I will not be able to attend the funeral but I am thinking of all the family and sending prayers for comfort and peace.

Peggy Dickerson
   Posted Sun September 04, 2016
To the family of the sweetest lady my aunt could have ever hoped to have had for a room mate at The Landmark in Stuart My aunt Frances Martin loved her dearly, they were so good together, wonderful friends and the memories my aunt has will last forever!! Ms. Nye had the most beautiful smile and you could always expect that when you entered her room. May the Lord be with you at this difficult time, cherish your memories, and bless you each of the days ahead and give you peace.

   Posted Thu September 08, 2016
Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss of such a special lady. May you find comfort in sweet memories and coming promises. (Revelation 21:3,4)

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