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NANCY RUTH BAILEY LOVEJOY, of South Charleston, formerly of Seng Creek/Whitesville, left this Earth on March 13, 2021, after a strong fight with lung cancer. She was born August 11, 1952, to James Troy and Edith Marie Milam Bailey of Montcoal. She married the love of her life, Ray “Mike” Lovejoy, on December 30, 1971. She gave birth to two loving children, Tammy Lynn Ward of South Charleston and Michael Ray Lovejoy of Comfort. Nancy was well-known for working at Standard Supply, or better known as The Montcoal Company Store. She eventually began working with the Boone County Board of Education, where she retired in 2008 as a Teacher’s Aide. She was an avid Mountaineer fan. She stood strong during the good seasons and the bad. She never missed a game on TV. Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, Mike, and her sister, Jeanie Schaeffer of Collegeville, Pa. Surviving family includes her daughter, Tammy Ward of South Charleston, and her son, Michael Lovejoy of Comfort; her sister, Patsy Bailey of Huntington; brother, Billy and his wife Danna Bailey of Huntington, and brother, Bobby and his wife Liz Bailey of Collegeville, Pa.; two half-brothers, Dan Pyle of Middlebury, Conn., and Christopher Pyle of Arnold, Mo.; grandchildren are Timmy Ward of South Charleston, Catherine Ward of South Charleston, Aleena and her husband Alec Davis of Charleston and Hannah Lovejoy of Comfort. She was recently blessed with a great-granddaughter, Helena Davis of Charleston. Sisters-in-law include Linda Moore of Arnett and Virginia Pollock of Proctorville, Ohio. She also had some longtime friends, Barbara Taylor and Danny Scott of Dameron. Her family would like to give special thanks to Fresenius Dialysis Center, Kanawha County Ambulance Service and CAMC Memorial CPICU staff for all their outstanding care and compassion. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, 2021, in the Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville, W.Va., with Pastor Ricky Peters officiating. Burial followed in the Miller Cemetery at Rock Creek, W.Va. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at the funeral home. Armstrong Funeral Home is serving the family. Online condolences at

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