Cover photo for Delana Faye Nunley's Obituary
Delana Faye Nunley Profile Photo
1955 Faye 2023

Delana Faye Nunley

February 6, 1955 — November 5, 2023

Abingdon, VA

Delana Faye Nunley, 68, passed away on November 5th after losing her fight with cancer. Faye was born on February 6th, 1955, to Nelson (Nelk) Nunley and Shirley Shelton in the hills of Abingdon Va.  Faye spent her life being the most amazing wife, mother, and grandmother any family could have dreamed of. She married Wade Roland Nunley in 1974 and had two sons, Kevin and Mark Nunley. 

Faye loved to fish, play cards, camp, cook, eat, tell stories and laugh. She could sit on the bank of a river for hours and always had enough food for an army!

Faye was predeceased by her parents, Nelk and Shirley Nunley. She is survived by her loving husband Wade, her adoring sons Kevin and Mark, her daughter-in-law Athena and her treasured granddaughters, Ciana and husband Benjamin Ratliff, and Desirae. Her sisters Judy and Katrina and her brothers, Larry, Jack, Dan, and Curt also survived her.

A graveside service will be held at Forest Hills Memory Gardens on Wednesday, November 8th, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. with Jason Nunley and Donald Barton officiating.  Honorary pallbearers will be Eric Taylor, Chad Mitchell, Todd Mitchell, Chase Nunley, Jason Nunley, Greg Cornett, and Daniel Nunley.  Aaron Taylor will serve as an honorary pallbearer.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Cancer Resource Center to assist others in their battle with this devastating disease.

The family of Delana Faye Nunley is being cared for by Farris Funeral Service & Crematory, 427 East Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210, (276) 623-2700.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Delana Faye Nunley, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Graveside Service

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Forest Hills Memory Gardens

19415 Lee Hwy, Abingdon, VA 24210

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 2154

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree