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Nancy Ledbetter Tyler (Miller) Teeter

August 25, 1926 ~ February 3, 2018 (age 91)

Nancy Ledbetter Tyler Teeter, age 91, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Saturday, February 3, 2018.  Nancy was a daughter of the late Emery Clyde Miller and Luna Sykes Miller and was born in Catawba County on August 25, 1926.  Her aunts, Kate and Lela Miller raised Nancy and her brother Emery.  She was a graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne College with BA Degrees in Music and English.  Nancy taught Music and Piano in public schools and directed three choruses at the High School in Youngsville, NC.


Nancy taught piano at five different schools in McDowell County before opening her own studio in her home on Fern Avenue.  A member of First Baptist Church of Marion, she served there as the church organist and choir director for many years and also served as the organist at First Presbyterian Church in Marion for a time.  She believed that the Lord put her on this earth to teach students piano and taking that to heart she really enjoyed using her talents in this capacity.  Nancy was a high soprano and on several occasions sang the soprano solos in Handel’s Messiah which was presented in the Christmas season each year.   In addition to her parents and brother Emery, four sons, Brent, Kyle, Jeff and Mark Ledbetter, and former husbands Bill Ledbetter, Joe Tyler and Bob Teeter, preceded her in death.


Surviving Nancy are her son, Brad Ledbetter and wife Mary; daughters-in-law, Debra Mace, Amanda Ledbetter and Maria Ledbetter; grandchildren, Christopher Ledbetter and wife Whitney, Adam Ledbetter, Nancy Beth Ledbetter, Nathaniel Ledbetter and Joshua Ledbetter; and five great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by nephews and two special nieces, Kate and Trish Miller.


A service of remembrance and celebration of her life will be held Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Scott Hagaman officiating.  The family will receive friends from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the church.  Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.  Flowers are acceptable and appreciated, however, those desiring to make a memorial contribution in her memory are encouraged to consider the Music Department at First Baptist Church at 99 N. Main Street, Marion, NC 28752, or to the McDowell Senior Center Home Delivered Meals Program at 100 Spaulding Road, Marion, NC 28752.  

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