York, Nathan L.

French Teacher Was Graduate Of Ridgeland High School

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Nathan L. York, 39, of Rossville, died on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 in a local hospital.

Nathan was a 1991 graduate of Ridgeland High School, received his B.A. degree from Mercer University, his master’s from Ole Miss, and was in the process of receiving his doctorate degree.  He was a French professor at Rice University and taught English in Lyon, France for several years. Nathan was inspired to teach French from his teacher, Ms. Hull.  

He attended the Fort Oglethorpe Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses and had a passion for God, writing poetry, learning and teaching.  

He was preceded in death by his father, Jimmy York, grandmother, Janie Louise Brown, and infant twin sisters, Jennie Lynn and Sue Ann York.

Survivors include his mother, Rebecca York of Rossville; half-brothers, Paul and Mark York; paternal grandparents, Harley and Corrinne York; aunts and uncles, Linda, Tommy, and Wanda York, Carl and Billie Foster, Kathryn and Kenneth Christopher, Teresa Phillips, Juanita Tracy, Jean and Jr. Osborne, Kenneth and Janice Shrader, Alford and Gean Phillips, Jessie and Cynthia Phillips; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Jan. 11, at 1 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Pastors Terry Phillips and Raymond Blevins officiating.  Burial will follow in Payne’s Gap Cemetery, Flat Rock, Ala.

To share expressions of sympathy, visit lane-southcrestchapel.com.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, Jan. 10, from 3–8 p.m., and Friday from 11 a.m. until the service hour at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, located at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.

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