Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1966 RJC

Phyllis Jean Nash PHYLLIS JEAN CAMPBELL NASH, 56, of Ranger, TX passed away on May 26, 2004 at her home, with burial at Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger. Phyllis was born on Sept. 25, 1947 in Newport, AR to Floyd M. and Ora Mae (Simcox) Campbell. She graduated from Ranger School and Ranger College where she studied to be an LVN. She worked for 24 years in health care as a nurse at the Ranger General Hospital, Eastland Nursing Homes, and private duty nursing. She married James A. Nash in Aug. of 1964 in Provencal, LA. She was affiliated with the Church of Christ. At the time of her death, she was survived by husband, Jim Nash of Ranger; mother, Ora Mae Simcox of Ranger; son, Joe Nash (RHS-1986) and wife Bonnie of Ranger; brothers, Donald Edwards of Ranger, Steve Lewis of Ranger, Kenneth Edwards of New Orleans, LA, Dennis Edwards of Waco, and Donald Campbell of Midlothian; sisters, Celita White of St. Louis, MO, Janet Ballard of Morningsport, LA, and Alma Vigil of Alamosa, CO; grandchildren, Stephanie Diane Nash, Justin Monroe Nash, and Brian Mikeal Nash all of Ranger; & numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father and son, Michael Nash (RHS-1990). Note: Her brother, Donald G. Edwards, passed away on Nov. 12, 2022 at the age of 72. HUSBAND: JAMES "JIM" A. NASH, 78, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Aug. 17, 2023. He passed at his home in Holden, LA, surrounded by loved ones. He was born on Jan. 18, 1945 in Provencal, LA to Joseph Alvin Nash & Annie Mae (Baines) Nash. James was a long- time resident and handyman with a tree service in Ranger, TX. He proudly served Eastland County and the surrounding areas including neighbors and friends with kindness and professionalism. The bond that James had with all of his customers was extraordinary. He developed many friendships along the way that made them feel like family. James employed many young people through the years in which he instilled great work ethics and a deep love for their fellow man and families. James proudly and honorably served our country in the U.S. Army National Guard. He is survived by his wife: Virginia (Roberts) Nash; son: Joseph (Joe) M. Nash and wife Melinda of Holden, LA; grandchildren: Stephanie McClammy, Justin Nash and wife Kortnie, Brian Nash, Heather Boudreaux and husband Quinn, and Kayla Kinchen; 10 great-grand- children; one brother: William David (W. D.) Nash of Kansas, OK and one sister: Margie Nash Morgan of Fort Worth, TX along with many nieces and nephews. James was preceded in death by his parents: Joseph Alvin Nash and Annie Mae (Baines) Nash; wife of 39 years: Phyllis Jean Campbell Nash; son: Michael James Nash; sisters: Verla Mae Nash Mitchell, Audrey Nash Goins, Viviane Marjorie Nash and Martha Elam Nash, Alvie Nash Corley; brothers: Joseph Evestus Nash, John Thomas Nash and Gerald Wayne Nash. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend visitation from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, Saturday, August 26, 2023 at Edwards Funeral Chapel in Ranger until the funeral services at 1:00 pm. The services will be officiated by Ronny Guess and interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Ranger Volunteer Fire Department in the name of James (Jim) A. Nash. Arrangements are entrusted to Edwards Funeral Home and condolences to the family may be sent online at www.edwards-funeral-homes.com. To plant trees in memory, please visit the Sympathy Store. Obituary published on Legacy.com by Edwards Funeral Home - Ranger on Aug. 20, 2023. MOTHER: ORA MAE BARRONS SIMCOX, 77, passed away on Jan. 22, 2006, with burial at Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger, TX. Mrs. Simcox was born in Newport, AR, on Oct. 18, 1928, the daughter of Jesse James Barrons and Mary (Cook) Barrons. Dear sister of Thurman Barrons of New Orleans, LA, and Lily Knowles of Osyka, MS, the late Herman Barrons, Elsora Barrons, Rosa Ovena Barrons-Wilson & John Franklin Barrons. She was preceded in death by her beloved daughter Phyllis Jean Nash (RHS-1966) and grandson Michael Nash (RHS-1990) of Ranger. She is survived by her children, Celita White and husband Samuel of St. Louis, MO, Janet Ballard of Mooringsport, LA, Donald Edwards & wife Yun, Steven Lewis and wife Tammy, Kenneth Edwards and wife Cheryl (decd-2020), all of Ranger, & Dennis Edwards and wife Natalie of Waco, and Alma Vigil and husband Aaron of Alamosa, CO. Dear mother-in-Law of James Nash, the grandmother of 21 grandchildren, 22 great- grand-children, 1 great-great-granddaughter, dear aunt, cousin and friend to too many to list.