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100 Branchview Drive NE
PO Box 344
Concord, NC 28025
Phone: 704-786-3168
Fax: 704-782-5766
Nancy Cress

Nancy Cochran Cress

Sunday, April 22nd, 1945 - Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
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Mrs. Nancy Ann Cochran Cress, of Miller Ave., passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at her home.

Her funeral will be 3 PM Saturday at Forest Hill United Methodist Church officiated by Rev. Mandy Jones. Burial will follow at St. James Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive friends beginning at 1 PM Saturday at the church.

Nancy was born April 22, 1945 in Natick, Mass., and was raised in Birmingham, AL. She was the daughter of the late William Earl Cochran, Jr. and Jean Campbell Cochran. She was also preceded in death by brothers, W.E. “Butch” Cochran lll, and Steve Cochran. After moving to Charlotte, she graduated from Kings Business College and was employed by the Cabarrus County School System. Nancy was a devoted member of Forest Hill UMC where she served as past President of the United Methodist Women, was a member of the Singing Saints, and assisted with Friday hotdog sales. She loved golfing, camping, square dancing and visiting their getaway in the NC mountains.

Nancy is survived by her husband of 54 years, Tracy S. Cress; sons, Sam Cress and wife, Kristie, and Alan Cress and wife, Nancy, all of Concord; grandchildren, who she adored, Hailey, Logan, Greta, Kevyn, Walker, and Katherine; brothers, Tommy Cochran and wife, Mary, and Chuck Cochran and wife, Marleen, both of Charlotte; and caregiver, Katharine Wheeles.

Memorials may be made to Forest Hill UMC, 265 Union St. N., Concord, NC 28025 or to Hospice & Palliative Care of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Ln., Kannapolis, NC 28081.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Forest Hill United Methodist Church
    265 Union St. N
    CONCORD, NC 28025
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  • Service

    Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 3:00pm
    Forest Hill United Methodist Church
    265 Union St. N
    CONCORD, NC 28025
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  • Interment

    St. James "The Greater" Catholic Church Cemetery
    2323 Gold Hill Road
    CONCORD, NC 28025
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Susan Furr

Posted at 02:04pm
Years ago, our family attended United Methodist Men breakfast. We shared a table with Nancy and Tracy. Nancy noticed my daughter staring at a tie Tracy was wearing. She said, "What do you see Meghan?". His tie, the man's sitting in a toilet." Nancy loved that reminder from time to time. We will miss you! Prayers for the families!

Bob abd Brenda Helms

Posted at 12:20pm
Tracy, I am so sorry to hear of Nancy's passing. She was a wonderful and sweet lady, We enjoyed every moment that we were around you and her. She was also a fantastic square dancer, and I always enjoyed calling to you two.
She will be missed very much.

Bob and Brenda Helms

Jeffrey Blum

Posted at 03:22pm
The days Linda and I spent together with Nancy and Tracy in West Jefferson playing golf and enjoying each others company were always be among our most cherished memories. Nancy's ever present smile and chuckle especially in response to Tracy's jokes was one of the hallmark aspects of her friendly personality. Her love of children was evident as a teacher's aide in the public schools of Cabarrus County for many years.
Jeff Blum

Linda Mikesh

Posted at 12:17pm
Tracy, Alan and Sammie, Ron and I were so sad to hear of your loss. Your wife and mom was a very sweet and friendly woman. I remember when I first moved to Concord how kind she was to us. She certainly raised wonderful sons and will be missed by everyone. Linda and Ron Mikesh

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