Nancy Travers

Nancy Travers

WHITE STONE—On the morning of January 25, Nancy Travers of White Stone passed away surrounded by loved ones after a hard fought battle with cancer.

She was predeceased by her grandparents, Luther and Mary H. Gilliam.

Nancy is survived by her daughter, AnnGardner Eubank; son, Travers Eubank; mother, Ann Gardner Sutton; dad, Greg Sutton; her brothers and their wives, Zach and Margaret Sutton and Andy and MiMi Boran; partner, Barry Miller; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Nancy was born in Alexandria on July 14, 1964, but always called the Northern Neck home, spending summers at her family’s cottage on Carter Creek growing up.

Nancy spent nearly 40 years on the airwaves excelling in her dream career in radio. She first found herself in the studio as a freshman at Longwood College spinning records at night for the college station.

After graduating from Old Dominion University with an English degree, she relocated to the Outer Banks where she would professionally begin her award-winning radio career at BEACH FM and would later work at DIXIE 105.7 and 102.5 THE SHARK.

She also worked in production and advertising in Richmond at B103 and WDCK where she was the original “Dee-Dee Coy” radio personality.

Nancy later made her way back to the Northern Neck where she would become known as “The Voice of the Bay,” her radio announcements, advertisements and news casts for WKWI for 14 years.

Nancy’s most beloved contribution to the radio station was her daily “Good News Story” that she included in her afternoon newscasts.

Nancy’s positive attitude, infectious smile and unwavering kindness made lasting impressions on all those she met. She lived by her mantra “choose happiness” and she spread joy to everyone she met.

She is remembered for her generous heart, impeccable sense of fashion, love of Motown music and her incredible cooking.

She loved days in the sunshine on the river, shucking oysters and picking crabs, and enjoying time with friends and family.

“I made a choice to smile, and I noticed people would smile back. I made a choice to say hello, and then people would say it back. That’s when I decided happiness is a choice. The more happiness you give, the more happiness you get.”—Nancy Travers, August 2022.

A visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, January 30, at Currie Funeral Home. A funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 31, at Grace Episcopal Church, followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.