Doris Nelson

Tennessee

WHITWELL Doris Nelson, a longtime resident of Whitwell, died on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at her home surrounded by her family.She was born on March 17, 1934 in Lilbourn, Mo., to Jessie and Mary Gilliam.Doris enjoyed spending time with her family, and had a wonderful smile that could light up a room. She enjoyed cooking, playing cards with friends and family, needlepoint, crocheting, and just about any craft she could find. She is survived by her husband, Philip Nelson to whom she was married to for 57 years. They had three sons, Richard Nelson from Dunlap, Tenn., William Nelson from Tinley Park, Ill., and Randall Nelson and his wife, Cheryl, from Hazelcrest, Ill.. She had two daughters, Deborah Fiaschetti from New Bern, N.C., and Sandra Nelson from Acworth, Ga. She had 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren with one more on the way, and several nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel at 1 p.m. CST on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, with John Schumer officiating.Entombment will follow at Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens.The family will receive friends from 2 until 9 p.m. CST on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012.Condolences can be left at www.tatefh.com.Tate Funeral Home in Jasper, Tenn. 423-942-9500, has been entrusted with arrangements.

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