Katherine Nelson

Hamilton County

Katherine Dixon Stamey Nelson, 91, of Ooltewah, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 at home.Mrs. Nelson was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church. She attended Womens College of the University of North Carolina where she received her bachelors degree and later graduated with a masters degree in home economics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She taught at the college level and eventually taught public school. She enjoyed family gatherings, Bible study, hymn singing, sewing, painting, and arts and crafts.Mrs. Nelson was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, William Howard Nelson Sr.; her parents, Robert Franklin Stamey and Annie Mae Alexander Stamey; and three of her brothers, Rev. Robert Stamey, Bill Stamey and Rev. Ben Stamey.Surviving family members include her children, William Howard (Helen) Nelson Jr., Birmingham; Helen Anne Nelson, Katherine Jane Nelson, both of Ooltewah; grandchildren, Brian Howard (Deborah) Nelson, Waxhaw, N.C.; Bradley Wayne (Coy Beth) Nelson, Greenville, S.C.; and Will Thomas Nelson, Knoxville; great-grandchildren, Sarah Elise Nelson and Andrew David Nelson, Nancy Lane Nelson and Henry Thomas Nelson; sisters, Eliza Stamey Ross, Margaret Stamey Royster, Betty Stamey Simpson; and one brother, Gilbert (Nancy) Stamey.Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Render Caines and Rev. Eric Mullinax officiating.Interment will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery.Special thanks are given to the fine nurses and caregivers of Amedisys Hospice and especially Pam Stewart of Senior Helpers.Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort to the family and view the memorial tribute.The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

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