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Nancy Carolyn Pittard

Nancy Carolyn Pittard, 78, of Oxford passed away Thursday, May 12, 2022 at Granville Medical Center.

Nancy was born in Granville County on March 26, 1944 to the late Dr. Hal Kempton Pittard Sr. and Louise Smith. She worked at Murdoch Developmental Center for twenty-six years as a behavior specialist and was a member of the Oxford Woman’s Club. Nancy was an artist and an art enthusiast. She was very passionate about her work and attended art classes at Vance Granville Community College where she also participated in several art exhibitions. She painted cards for the Annual Hot Sauce Festival in Oxford and was an active attendee at the Senior Center for art every Tuesday.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Elmwood Cemetery in Oxford.

She is survived by a brother, Hal Pittard Jr. and a sister, Dale Pittard. She was preceded in death by a sister, Martha Pittard.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association at or to the charity of your choice.


  • Nora Clayborne Posted May 14, 2022 8:09 pm

    Dale & Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • Brenda Wiggs Posted May 14, 2022 8:55 pm

    Dale, I am so sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very sad time. She was a very special person. I will miss her beautifully drawn Christmas cards each year.

  • Ann Williams Posted May 14, 2022 11:51 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss sincere condolences to u and ur family RIH sweet sleep😇

  • Betty Stem Posted May 14, 2022 11:53 pm

    Sorry to hear about Nancy’s passing. My prayers are with the family.

  • Gail Suggs Posted May 14, 2022 11:53 pm

    Dale, praying for you and your family during this time.

  • Wayne Hudson Posted May 15, 2022 12:42 am

    Dale, l am so sorry to hear of Nancy passing. I enjoyed knowing and working with Nancy at Murdoch Center. She would always go that extra mile to support her coworkers and individuals. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Joyce Crowder Posted May 16, 2022 11:26 am

    Dear Family: I enjoyed working with Nancy for many years in Psychology Services. She was a treasure. My sincere condolences to all of you! RIP Nancy!

  • nancy farabow shoemaker Posted May 16, 2022 12:04 pm

    remembering my high school friend, bridge partner, and all the fun at the Hal Pittard home! see you on the other side, Nancy! deepest sympathy to Dale, Hal, and the many friends of the Pittard family. my husband and I share your loss, since we lost seven first cousins in the last two years.our prayers are with you! from reid and nancy farabow shoemaker, charlotte, n.c.

  • Joy Solomon Posted May 16, 2022 1:34 pm

    Nancy was a huge influence on me at the beginning of my career at Murdoch and I have always considered our life intersection such a blessing. I know she will be greatly missed.

  • Pamela Davis Posted May 16, 2022 2:18 pm

    My condolences to you and your family. Nancy was a very nice and gifted person.

  • Renee & Mike Mangum Posted May 17, 2022 12:34 am

    DALE, HAL AND FAMILY, Mike and I are so very sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing. Know that each of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Nancy was a sweet lady and very talented. I’m sure Nancy and Martha are having a Glorious Day. God Bless!

  • Karen Richards Posted May 17, 2022 2:53 am

    Hal and family, David and I are very sorry to hear about Nancy’s passing. She was a kind and talented woman and will be missed. Our prayers are with you.

  • Cynthia Bryant Posted May 17, 2022 5:34 pm

    Dale -I am thinking about you during this time. She was a special lady with special
    talents, especially art. I enjoyed working with her at Murdoch, she smiled and was very kind person Will keep you in my prayers. Take care.

  • DIANE EATONALSTON Posted May 18, 2022 1:36 am

    Dale and Hal;. Sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing. May God bless both of you and the extended family

  • Shirley Richardson Posted May 18, 2022 5:52 pm

    Dale and Hal, sorry to hear of your loss. My condolences to you both.

  • Robert Miller Posted May 19, 2022 5:35 pm

    Dale and Family,I’m very saddened to learn of Nancy’s death. What a joy she was to work with. Conscientious, dedicated to the Murdoch residents, funny…what more could you ask for in a coworker?

  • Larry Donnell Eaton Posted May 19, 2022 10:56 pm

    My condolences to you Dale & Hale .I enjoyed working with Nancy at Deerfield cottage Murdoch . good memories.

  • Donna Fitzpatrick Posted May 22, 2022 4:45 pm

    What a gift Nancy was to Murdoch. Her love and care for individuals and colleagues touched so many.
    Thinking of you all as you remember and celebrate a life well lived.

  • Faye Weaver Posted June 9, 2022 6:16 pm

    Dale, so sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing! Thinking of you with love and prayers!

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