Nan Oxner Cain PDF Print E-mail

Nan Oxner Cain, 79, of Kings Creek Road, Newberry, died Monday, December 23, 2013, at her home.

She was born on July 26, 1934, in the Mount Bethel Garmany area of Newberry County. Nan was the daughter of the late Malcolm Alan Oxner and Eva Pearl Koon Oxner. Nan was a devoted daughter, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She loved to cook, travel, crochet, sew, paint and be with family and friends. Her crocheted baby blankets, toys and other items are treasured by family and friends.

Nan was an excellent cook. Many meals were enjoyed around her table by family and friends. No matter what time friends came by her home, she always had cake, cookies and candy to enjoy or she gave them some to take home. She was often asked to make cakes and cookies for community dinners. Nan and her mother, Pearl Oxner, catered for the Kiwanis Club for many years.

She was a lifelong member of Lebanon United Methodist Church, Mt. Bethel Garmany Community Center, a member of the “Smiling Swingers' square dancing club and The Red Hat Society.

Nan's life was full of love and laughter. She was always ready to listen and if you asked, she would let you know what she thought you should do. Nan and her grandson, Hector, loved to go to lunch and talk to everyone they would see and to catch up with friends. She was known for wearing hats with guinea feathers and she loved the color red.

She is loved and will be missed.

She is survived by her sons, John C. “Johnny” (Susan) Wilson of Whitmire; Philip T. (Lindy) Wilson, Kenneth A. (Catherine) Wilson and Bruce W. (Faith) Wilson all of Newberry; a daughter, Eva Nanette (Juan) Ramon Castro of Newberry; a brother, George (Lou) Oxner of Whitmire; a sister-in-law, Sandra Counts Oxner of Whitmire; grandchildren, Sean (Meridith) Wilson, Tracy (Neely) Page, Quinton (Miranda) Wilson, Theresa (Carl) Turner, Ashley Wilson, Gabrielle Helms, Hector Wilson, Matthew Workman, Amanda-Pearl (Jeff) Mazza, Brittany (Brad) Rikard, and 16 great-grandchildren; niece, Dawn Oxner Christopher of Montgomery, TX and nephews, Randy (Michelle) Oxner of Greenwood and Jeffrey Oxner of Atlanta.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, William “Bill” Cain, brother, Bobbie Alan Oxner, daughter-in-law, Sally Ruff Wilson and son-in-law, Donnie E. Workman.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 pm Thursday, December 26, 2013, at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Lebanon United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will be at the home of Bruce and Faith Wilson, 567 Kings Creek Road, Newberry and will receive friends from 1:00 – 2:30 pm Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, 9771-A Southern Pine Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28273.

Active pallbearers will be Nan's grandchildren, Sean Wilson, Tracy Page, Quinton Wilson, Theresa Turner, Ashley Wilson, Gabrielle Helms, Hector Wilson, Matthew Workman, Amanda Mazza and Brittany Rikard.

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#35 Larry/Dale Kibler 2013-12-30 13:12
We are saddened to hear of Nan's passing. Dale and I have you in our thoughts and prayers. We appreciate your thoughtfulness at the time of Dads passing. Keep in touch.
#34 Dennis@Tina Kingsmor 2013-12-28 21:30
To Johnny and family we just heard about Mrs. Nan we are very sorry for your loss. Mrs Nan will be missed by the whole town we will miss her smile ,and always seeing her and hector out having fun .
#33 Anita O. Kinard 2013-12-28 16:48
Bruce, Faith and Hector, We were so sorry to hear of your loss! Keeping you all in thought and prayer! GOD Bless! Danny and Anita
#32 Cecil&CarolAnn McRac 2013-12-28 15:53
Bruce and all the family ,we were sorry to hear about NANS passing. You will be in our prayers.
#31 Jim and Anne Price 2013-12-28 12:03
still in shock and extend deepest sympathy to you all. I love that we were able to re-new our love and friendship with Nan in recent years...she will be greatly missed. I have several items she made that I treasure and many great recipes identified as "Nans coconut cake" Nan's gelatin " "Nan's slaw" etc! Love to you all!!
#30 Mark Waldrop 2013-12-27 12:51
We will greatly miss Ms. Nan and Hector coming by our clinic to check on us. She was a faithful friend and many baby blankets for our little ones. We will miss her smile and warmth. Heaven gained an angel, and we lost a jewel. 'Til we meet again.
#29 Jerome G. 2013-12-26 14:38
To the Family and Friends of Ms. Nan Oxner Cain,
So sorry for your loss of your dear Ms. Nan Oxner Cain. Losing a loved one brings such unimaginable pain. May you draw much comfort from God's promise of the resurrection found at John 5:28,29--"Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming when all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." This promise has comforted me in difficult times as this and I hope that you can draw solice as well.
With deepest sympathy.
#28 Richie & Toni Warren 2013-12-26 13:57
We are so sorry to hear about Nan. We will miss her. May God bless you! Richie & Toni Warren
#27 Windy Hair Gaines 2013-12-26 12:56
Bruce, Faith, and Hector,
You are all in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry to hear about your loss.
#26 Susie Nichols Berry 2013-12-26 12:12
Johnny, Bruce, Nannette,
Sorry to hear of your loss!! May God surround you all and embrace you in His Loving Arms!!!
Susie Nichols Berry
Minnie Nichols
#25 Mack and Susan Clary 2013-12-26 11:50
We were shocked and saddened to learn of Nan's death. She was a wonderful part of our community and will be missed by all. God bless.
#24 Von and Kathy Dennis 2013-12-26 10:55
Johnny, Philip, Kenny and Bruce
We are so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers in the difficult days ahead.
#23 Henry Franklin 2013-12-26 10:04
So sorry to hear of Mrs. Nan's passing. I always enjoyed talking with her when I saw her out at lunch. I know her family and friends will miss her greatly. My thoughts and prayers will be with you all in the coming days ahead. God Bless.
Henry Franklin
#22 robbiette r. hazel 2013-12-26 01:40
The Wilson and Cain Family,

We had many years of enjoyment with Mrs. Nan during our square dance days. She always shared her talents with many of us of which we will continue to enjoy for many years.

We pray that in this time of loss, you'll feel God's love much more. We also pray God pours upon you, His sweet amazing grace.

In Christian Love,

Robbiette & Larry Hazel
Mrs. Betty J. Roberts
#21 Marla & Marty Carrol 2013-12-25 19:48
We are so sad for your loss. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
#20 jack brooks 2013-12-25 14:11
WE were so sorry to hear of Nan's passing. She and Hector would visit us every week and bring us the best cakes and goodies.What a wonderful lady. From , Jack Brooks and all her friends at The Zesto Newberry.
#19 Family of Larry Barr 2013-12-25 11:56
We are saddened to hear of Nan's passing. We send our deepest sympathies and condolences to you all and pray that Heaven's perfect peace will abide with you now and in the days to come. She was so thoughtful and cheerful to our family during difficult days. We greatly appreciated her thoughtful kindness.
#18 Steve & Diane Metts 2013-12-25 11:32
Bruce, Faith & Hector....what a tremendous loss to the community. Nan was a precious person, full of life, laughter & love. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She was such a source of encouragement when Leon passed away and once again, there when I found love the second time. Steak suppers at the Community Center will never be quite the same. I'm sure Wingard & Eakie welcomed her home. Together, the 3 of them will watch over the future of Mt. Bethel-GArmany Community Center. She is with God now and what a glorious place to spend Christmas. Steve & I have you and your family in our prayers during the difficult time. May God bless you with the comfort of His love.
#17 Doug &Reggie Eargle 2013-12-25 08:57
Mrs. Nan will be missed! I will especially miss our summer afternoon visits and exchanging recipes!!
Love to all. Praying for you all.
#16 Lluann L Gross 2013-12-25 01:00
Kenneth, Bruce & Nannette, I'm so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a sweet lady & will be missed. Will never forget (Miss Black Head) ..My thoughts & prayers are with you all now & the days ahead.. love y'all
#15 Lauren Kyzer Holston 2013-12-25 00:50
Bruce&family,We were so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. We will keep you all in our thoughts & prayers. Fondly, Grae & Lauren Kyzer Holston
#14 Bertha M. Graham 2013-12-25 00:10
Sending our condelences to the family of Mrs. Nan oxner cain.

To: Mr.& Mrs. Phillip Wilson and family.From: Bertha M. Graham & sons
#13 Virginia Reese Porte 2013-12-24 14:15
I was a classmate of Nan's in high school and we had lots of laughs and good times together. I had not seen her in many years since I moved from Newberry in the 1950s'. Please know you are all in my thoughts.
Virginia Reese Porter
#12 Pat McCullough 2013-12-24 13:47
I am so sorry for the loss of Nan, she was such a nice lady ,she will be missed. Love and prayers to all. Pat Mccullough
#11 Shelby Felker 2013-12-24 12:26
Oh my, one of the sweetest people has gone to become a Christmas angel. I have always thought so much of Ms. Nan. A smile on her face and coconut cake in her hand. She will be shortly missed and family, she lived each one of you.
#10 Judy Bailey 2013-12-24 11:43
So sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Nan. She was always so friendly and pleasant. Keeping the family in our thoughts and prayers.
Maxie and Judy Bailey
#9 Sally Crossland 2013-12-24 11:39
I am so sorry to hear about Nan, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Sally Crossland Cockrell
#8 Janet Ballentine 2013-12-24 10:27
So sorry for your loss. Take comfort in the memories you have shared with your mother/ grandmother. God bless!
#7 Ruby Point 2013-12-24 08:49
So sorry to hear this news. Your mom was always so kind and caring. She is with Ms. Pearl and I'm sure they are having a great time. My sympathy is with all of you.

Ruby Point-Miller
#6 Alice Turner 2013-12-23 22:45
Phillip, Quentin, Theresa and Family,

We were sorry to hear of your loss. May the Lord wrap you in his loving arms and carry you through the difficult days ahead.

With Sympathy and Prayers for you all,

Danny and Alice Turner
#5 Butch & Tricia Price 2013-12-23 21:52
Please know our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.
#4 Jenny Braswell 2013-12-23 21:05
Bruce, Faith, & Hector, I am so sorry to hear about your dear Mom & Grandmother! I know that you were not expecting this, but take comfort in knowing that your Mom knew that you loved her, by the many special times that you spent together throughout all these years. Jenny & Jimmy Braswell & Trudie Epting
#3 Wayne & Dolly 2013-12-23 19:09
This is a shock for us. She was a great friend. I am so sorry for your loss. May God be with you all. I always enjoyed talking with Nan.

Love, Wayne and Dolly(Spicer) Blount
#2 reva 2013-12-23 18:49
Brittany I am sorry to hear about Mrs. Nan.I know you feel pain right now, but I will pray for the Lord to give you and your family the strength needed for this time I love you all Brittany Reva
#1 Donnie Wilson 2013-12-23 18:25
To the Family I'm so sorry for your loss. Let me know if I can do anything for you.