Morganton, North Carolina
Nancy Thornwell Bernhardt Collett
1934 — 2021
Nancy Thornwell Bernhardt Collett, daughter of Jean and John Christian Bernhardt of Lenoir North Carolina, died peacefully at Heartsease, her Morganton home on Saturday afternoon. She was 86 years old. She was a graduate of St. Mary's School and of Hollins College. As recipient of the prestigious Woodrow Wilson Award she pursued graduate work at Harvard. She married Dr. James Rountree Collett of Morganton in 1956. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where she served as an Elder and longtime Sunday school teacher; a founding member of the Morganton Service League and its Vista Daycare Program; an ardent supporter of the NAACP; and a trustee of the Morganton Public Library...