There are many people who influence our lives. But few have influenced as many lives as Nancy Stacey. Her commitment to family, Toccoa, her church and her students is the amazing laegacy she leaves.
Nancy Adams Stacey grew up in the Tom’s Creek community near Martin, Georgia. She was the fourth of six children born to Durward and Guinnell Adams. Nancy excelled in academics as well as sports while she was a student at Stephens County High School. She graducated with honors and went on to further her education first at Gainesville Junior College with a full-scholarship for basketball before completing her undergraduate degree at North Georgia College & University.
Later, she obtained a master of education degree at North Georgia and the her specialist degree from Lincoln Memorial University. She began her career at the Stephens County Middle School in 1981 as a Health & Physical Education teacher and basketball coach. She relocated to Big A Elementary School in 2004 where she completed her thirty year career. She truly enjoyed both her students as well as her peers with which she worked.
In her personal life Nancy married Bill Stacey in 1978. She was an active member of the churches in which he served in ministry. She was the church pianist at Tom’s Creek Baptist and at Indian Creek Baptist Churches. Perhaps her greatest accomplishment was being mother to Ashley, Jessica, and Andrea. Their families have rewarded her with four grandchildren with which she was known as Nana.
On January 13, 2011, Nancy was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor which she bravely fought until June 26, 2011. Her family and friends formed the Nancy Adams Stacey Scholarship to award a deserving Top Five student each year in her memory.
To raise funds for the scholarship, the Booth Brothers will be performing this Friday night, January 30, 2015 at Stephens County High School in the The Tugalo Center for Performing Arts
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Januaru 30, 2015
$15 General Admission
$5 Children (6 and under free)
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