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Celebrating the life of
Dr. Dearing A. Nash
June 26, 1920 - July 10, 2017
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Private Graveside Service
  • Private Graveside Service
  • Greenwich Cemetery (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31404

I am so sorry for your loss. I know this has to be hard on you all. When you are feeling down, try to keep in mind Psalm 46:1 which states,"God is our refuge and strength, A help that is readily found in times of distress." You can always turn to Jehovah God in prayer. He will be there for you no matter the time or the place. When you pray, "the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your mental powers" (Philippians 4:6,7).

B.B, , Ga

A "Rufus Dearing Nash Anecdote" as told by Rufus A. Dewey Williams: At a recent meeting of the Rufuses, Dearing said he had an"old business" matter to bring before the membership (there were only five of us surviving at the time). He related Howe he remembered in the winter of 1937 I was fined ten cents for changing the subject of the current debate concerning the need to buy a used wood stove for heating our clubhouse! He went on to state he could find no record in the minutes where the fine was ever paid, and he calculated that with compound interest I now owed the club treasurer $37,614, and his question was when could the club expect restitution. Since there are now only two Rufuses remaining, Frank Barrigan, Sr. and me, we'll need to establish a trust to hold the cash!!

Rufus A. Dewey Williams, Rock Hill, SC

Dearing's easy laughter, constant friendliness, and cheerful good humor typified the spirit of the Rufus Club of which he was one of the founders in 1936. Throughout his life, and through all his accomplishments, Dearing was everyone's favorite. Rufus A. Dewey Williams

Rufus A. Dewey Williams, Rock Hill, SC

Dear Judy: I have so many nice memories of your father from so many years ago. He and mother were both born in '17...she died at 93. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Anne

Anne (Halligan) Horstman, Madison, GA

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your love one. He was our family Dr back in the 60's. He will be buried close to us in Greenwich. Always think of the family when we visit our young daughter grave. Dr Nash took care of her and all our family.

Groover, Savannah, Ga.

My condolences to the Nash family. At Revelation 21:4 Jehovah promises to do away with death forever. We look forward to this beautiful hope that Jehovah God promises us in the near future. May Jehovah be with your family during this difficult time. For more information and encouragement that has helped me through difficult times such as this is jw.org that offers hope and comfort for the future.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

Dr. Dearing Abercrombie Nash died July 10, 2017. Dr. Nash was born in Savannah on June 26, 1920, to Brozier Nash and the former Clarice Abercrombie. After graduating from Savannah High School, he attended Armstrong Junior College and the University of Georgia.  He earned his pilot’s license through the Civilian Pilot Training Program at the age of 19.  In 1941, he joined the U.S. Army Air Corps and served during World War II as a B-29 pilot in the 482nd Squadron of the 505th Bomber Group based on Tinian in the Marianas Islands. Following his military service, he earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia and was a devoted General Practitioner in Savannah. Subsequently, he served as the Chief of Staff of Memorial Hospital and Candler Hospital. Later he served as the company physician for Union Camp Corporation. Dearing was a past President of the Georgia Medical Society and an active lifetime member.

When not at his office, Dr. Nash could frequently be found on the golf course.  He enjoyed playing into his 90s, often with members of the “Rufus Club”, a group he and 16 other men from Savannah High School had started.

Dr. Nash was preceded in death by his cherished wife of 69 years, Nancy Cole, whom he married on October 2, 1942, and his son, Jonathan Nash.  He is survived by his three daughters, Anne Nash, Judy Braun(Don), and Lynn Stone, all of Savannah; five grandchildren, Jim Braun(Lisa) of Atlanta, Laura Braun James of Savannah, Jonathan Stone, Ben Stone, and Emily Stone Hawkins(John) of Savannah; seven great-grandchildren, Darden, Matthew, and Davis Braun of Atlanta, and Hudson, Georgianna, Fielding, and Dearing James of Savannah; nephew Gordon Nash and many more extended family members.  All will miss his warmth, quick wit, kind-hearted gentleness and steadfast devotion to UGA football. He was a vigorous UGA and MCG supporter, donor and alumni.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Georgia Medical Society Endowment Fund for Medical Education, 200 Bonaventure Rd, Thunderbolt, GA 31404.

A private family graveside service will be held in Greenwich Cemetery where he and his wife will be buried together.

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I am so sorry for your loss. I know this has to be hard on you all. When you are feeling down, try to keep in mind Psalm 46:1 which states,"God is our refuge and strength, A help that is readily found in times of distress." You can always turn to Jehovah God in prayer. He will be there for you no matter the time or the place. When you pray, "the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your mental powers" (Philippians 4:6,7).

B.B, , Ga

A "Rufus Dearing Nash Anecdote" as told by Rufus A. Dewey Williams: At a recent meeting of the Rufuses, Dearing said he had an"old business" matter to bring before the membership (there were only five of us surviving at the time). He related Howe he remembered in the winter of 1937 I was fined ten cents for changing the subject of the current debate concerning the need to buy a used wood stove for heating our clubhouse! He went on to state he could find no record in the minutes where the fine was ever paid, and he calculated that with compound interest I now owed the club treasurer $37,614, and his question was when could the club expect restitution. Since there are now only two Rufuses remaining, Frank Barrigan, Sr. and me, we'll need to establish a trust to hold the cash!!

Rufus A. Dewey Williams, Rock Hill, SC

Dearing's easy laughter, constant friendliness, and cheerful good humor typified the spirit of the Rufus Club of which he was one of the founders in 1936. Throughout his life, and through all his accomplishments, Dearing was everyone's favorite. Rufus A. Dewey Williams

Rufus A. Dewey Williams, Rock Hill, SC

Dear Judy: I have so many nice memories of your father from so many years ago. He and mother were both born in '17...she died at 93. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Anne

Anne (Halligan) Horstman, Madison, GA

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your love one. He was our family Dr back in the 60's. He will be buried close to us in Greenwich. Always think of the family when we visit our young daughter grave. Dr Nash took care of her and all our family.

Groover, Savannah, Ga.

My condolences to the Nash family. At Revelation 21:4 Jehovah promises to do away with death forever. We look forward to this beautiful hope that Jehovah God promises us in the near future. May Jehovah be with your family during this difficult time. For more information and encouragement that has helped me through difficult times such as this is jw.org that offers hope and comfort for the future.

Niecy, Savannah, GA


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