Icy and Nathan’s Love Story

When Nathan first saw Icy, he knew he wanted to marry her.  Love at first sight.  She was singing in church.  He said she looked like an angel, standing up there singing in the choir!

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Left to right:  Gladys Hollaway (Nathan’s younger sister who died at a young age) with her husband Allen behind her (their children: Melvin, Bobby and Junior)  When Gladys died, Allen was a very gentle and sweet man.  He married again and lived in Buntyn, making a living by working on and selling sewing machines; center front is the beautiful, sweet Gladys, wife of Abe Wright with Abe standing behind her.  What a beautiful couple they were, both so handsome and stylish;  right front is Icy with Ken standing behind her.  No finer people were there than these two amazing people.

He was friends with her brother.  He discovered that she was ‘ornery’ and he like that about her!  He also thought she was the most beautiful girl he had ever seen.

Grandma Hall didn’t like him at first.  Actually, she despised him.  She forbid him from taking her daughter out.  She thought Icy was way too young to be dating.  He worked hard and finally won her over.

Their courtship was sometimes rocky.  They quarreled a bit when they were dating.  But nothing serious.

Nathan asked Icy to marry him while driving in his car.  Her first answer to his proposal was ‘NO!’

But… he obviously got her to say ‘YES’ at some point!

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Nathan and Icy were married for 55 years until Nathan’s death in 1976.   They had a wonderful, blessed life together.  Icy passed away on December 4th, 1997, the day before their wedding anniversary.  I guess she was just ready to celebrate their anniversary together once again!  But gosh, how we miss them!

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