Thurman (Ted) Smith Nuse, 91, of Ormond Beach, Florida, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away Thursday, June 6th, 2013. Ted was born on August 21st, 1921 in Englewood, NJ to George B. Nuse and Martha Nuse. He lived his early life in Englewood, NJ. He married Peggy Ford of Sylvester, GA. on December 18th, 1945. They had two sons George Edward Nuse and Jeffrey Bernard Nuse. Ted is survived by son George Nuse and his wife Joyce, and their children: granddaughter Treacy Nuse Hunter, DPT (husband Capt. Matthew Hunter U.S. Army), granddaughter Laura Ann Nuse, grandson Andrew Ford Nuse; and by his son Jeffrey and his wife Cathy, and their children: granddaughter Amy Nuse Ramsey (husband Mark Ramsey), great-grandchildren - Jonathon, Gracie and Ryleigh, granddaughter Elizabeth Nuse Cuff (husband William Cuff). Many nieces and nephews also survive him. Ted entered the U.S.Army in September 1940 and was discharged as a Colonel in the Military Police in January 1971. He served in the CBI (China Burma India theatre) during WWII; he served in Korea during the Korean conflict, and in Vietnam. He received Presidential citations in India, US, Korea, and Vietnam. He received the Legion of Merit, WWII Victory and Occupation medals, Korean Service, United Nations Service medal (5 campaigns), Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Armed Forces Reserve medal (30 years), Army Commendation medal, Meritorious Unit Badge, Vietnam Service medal (5 campaigns), Republic of Vietnam Campaign medal, and the National Defense Service medal with 1st Oak Leaf Cluster. He attended OCS in Kalamazoo, MI and then served at Warner Robbins Base in Macon, GA. prior to deployment to the CBI theatre. He also served as Provost Marshall in the Military Police in Japan, Germany, Vietnam, and within the 3rd Army command in the Southeastern U.S. He was an instructor at the Military Police Schools in Augusta, GA and Oberammergau, Germany. After his service in the military he worked for Wackenhut Security Corporation as Vice President. He was active in the Kiwanis Club for almost 30 years and much of his retired life was spent in support of Peggy’s work in the CFAA, FFGC, and National Garden Clubs Flower Show schools. Inurnment will be held at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia at a future date. Arrangements are under the careful direction of Lohman Funeral Home Ormond. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.lohmanfuneralhomes.com.
Peggy Rowena Ford Nuse, 86, of Ormond Beach, Florida, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away Friday, February 8th, 2013.
Peggy was born March 30th, 1926 to Ruth Farmer Ford and Edward Jones Ford in Albany, GA. She lived her early life in Sylvester, Georgia with two sisters - Edwina Ford Page and Helen Ford Wall. She attended college at Valdosta State College. She married Thurman Smith Nuse of Englewood, New Jersey on December 18th, 1945 and had 2 sons George Edward Nuse and Jeffrey Bernard Nuse.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 67 years, Col. Thurman (Ted) Nuse, U.S.Army Retired of Ormond Beach, Florida; by her son George Nuse and his wife Joyce, and their children: granddaughter Treacy Nuse Hunter, DPT (husband Capt. Matthew Hunter U.S.Army), granddaughter Laura Ann Nuse, grandson Andrew Ford Nuse; and by her son Jeffrey and his wife Cathy, and their children: granddaughter Amy Nuse Ramsey (husband Mark Ramsey), great-grandchildren – Jonathon, Gracie and Ryleigh, granddaughter Elizabeth Nuse Cuff (husband William Cuff). Peggy is also survived by her sister Helen Ford Wall of Monticello, Mississippi, and many nieces and nephews.
She was an Army wife and took being an officer’s wife very seriously. Peggy devoted herself to many community activities as the family moved from location to location throughout the world, including Germany, Japan and various posts in the United States. Upon Ted’s retirement in 1971, Peggy took up floral instruction and designing, among other interests.
She was an outstanding Floral Instructor and Designer – Past President of the Arlington Garden Club of Ormond Beach; President of the Creative Floral Arrangers of the Americas (CFAA); a Seminar Chairman for CFAA; District VI Director of the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs (FFGC); District VI Judges Council. She was a Life Member of MGC, Deep South and FFGC. She was a National Garden Club Accredited Master Judge; a member of the National Garden Clubs Flower Show Schools Committee as Accrediting Chairman for New England and Central Atlantic Areas. She was a member of the Bromeliad Society of Florida, Seaside Herb Society and a FFGC Floral Design Instructor. Among the awards she received were “Guardian of Gardening”, “Hall of Fame” and “Pillar of Pride” for outstanding work.
Future interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. Arrangements are under the careful direction of Lohman Funeral Home Ormond.