Nancy Matilda Hendrix Spires

Published 9:03 am Friday, July 1, 2016

Nancy Matilda Hendrix Spires, of Lake Butler, Fla., entered into heaven surrounded at home by her loving and devoted family on Monday, June 27, 2016, following an extended illness. She was a loving, caring and gentle-spirited Wife, Mom, Nana, Aunt, Cousin and Friend. She was an active member of First Christian Church of Lake Butler, Fla., where she taught many years in the children’s ministry. Besides being a homemaker to her husband, children and grandchildren, she worked many years at Lake Butler Hospital as a registered nurse. She also served alongside her husband operating Spires IGA for over 30 years.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Thomas C. “Tom” Spires, daughter Shelly Spires Starling and husband Ricky, son Mike Spires and wife Sharlene, daughter Sara Spires Owen and husband Ken; 11 grandchildren, Zachary Starling, Amanda Spires Simmons, Christopher Starling, Trey Owen, Georgie Spires, Madeline Spires, Sara Allyson Owen, Matthew Starling, Andrew Starling, Amy Owen and Timothy Spires; sisters, Charlotte Hendrix Dugger, Elizabethton, Tenn., Janene Hendrix Allen and husband Bill, and Linda Hendrix Shelton, Kingsport, Tenn.; a sister-in-law, Lila Spires Mader and husband Bob, Ocala, Fla.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mrs. Spires was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Howard “Kim” Hendrix Sr. and Sarah Viola “Sally” Treadway Hendrix; a brother, Charles Howard Hendrix Jr.; and sister, Elizabeth Dawn Hendrix Stover.
Visitation was held at First Christian Church of Lake Butler on Wednesday, June 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. Services were Thursday, June 30, at 11 a.m. at First Christian Church of Lake Butler. Services will be held Saturday, July 2, at 11 a.m. at Southside Christian Church in Elizabethton, Tenn. Services were conducted by Art Peterson and Shane Collins in Lake Butler and will be conducted by Art Peterson and Michael Koruschak in Elizabethton. Friends may call on the family at the Spires’ home in Lake Butler, Fla., and at the home of her sister, Charlotte Hendrix Dugger, in Elizabethton, Tenn. Active pallbearers will be Zachary Starling, Christopher Starling, Trey Owen, Matthew Starling, Andrew Starling, Joey Mader, Joshua Mader, Jay Dugger, Charles Dugger, Curtis P. Dugger, Carmon Dugger Jr. and Todd Bishop. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Ashes to Glory Foundation, P.O. Box 532176, Livonia, MI 48153.
Arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler, Fla., (386) 496-2008 and Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, 423-543-3839. Condolences may be sent to the family on our website at

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