Fanny Lue Colley Teague, 61, of Waterfalls Rd., Lenoir, passed away Sunday, February 23, 2014, at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care in Hudson.

Born June 21, 1952 in Virginia, she was a daughter of Robert and Roxie Coffey Colley.


She was a member of South Caldwell Family Worship Center in Hudson, and was a retired inspector at Fairfield Furniture.

Fanny was dearly loved by her family and friends, and blessed all who knew her with humor, cooking, and sharing the bounty of her vegetable gardens.

She is survived by five children, Lueann Sawyer and husband, Arthur, of Lenoir, Jesse Teague and wife, Lucille, of Vilas, John Teague and wife, Denise, of Granite Falls, Amy Ashley and husband, Dwayne, of Boone, and Tommy Teague and wife, Carrie, of Lenoir; ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Geraldine Coffey and husband, Bill, of Lenoir, and Norma Jean Harris and husband, Rob, of Morganton; and three brothers, Robert Colley and wife, Margie, and Rex Colley and wife, Karen, all of Morganton, and Billy Colley and wife, Paula, of Lenoir.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse James Teague, Sr.; sister, Ann Ada Teague; and brother, Clyde Douglas Coffey.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, February 25th, 2014, at 2 PM at the Austin and Barnes Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by Rev. Buford Pennell and Rev. Fred Howell. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday from 6 until 8 PM at Austin & Barnes.

The family suggests memorials to Caldwell Hospice, 526 Pine Mountain Rd., Hudson, NC 28638.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at the website

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Teague family.

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