Community Obituaries
Mr. Ben Watts

Mr. Benjamin Todd Watts, age 48 of Franklin, Georgia passed away at his home on Wednesday, May 11, 2016.
Mr. Watts was born in LaGrange, Georgia on December 28, 1968, the son of Peggy Lasseter Watts and Roy Watts.  
He was a member of Glenloch Baptist Church.   For all of his adult life he was a well- known and well- loved fixture in
Heard County where he and his dad, Roy were the inseparable team of Roy Watts Plumbing and Trenching.  No
matter what time of day or night, or what the weather conditions, when needed they never turned anyone down.  
There care and professional services endeared Ben and his dad to almost every family in the county at some time or
other.  Ben was a great inspiration to all who knew him.  For most of his life he had suffered with a debilitating
disease, but he never let it stop him for a moment.  His work ethic was beyond reproach. In his spare time loved to
hunt and fish. He was a kind, soft spoken man. The greatest joy in his life was his relationship with his mother and
father, two brothers, and his beloved nieces.  His devotion to his family was a great blessing to them all.  He will be
greatly missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his mother and father, Peggy and Roy Watts of Franklin, GA.; two brothers, Tim Watts (Sherri) of
Powder Spring, GA., and Keith Watts of Whitesburg, GA.; special aunt and uncle, Linda Lassater of Franklin, GA.,
and Eugene Watts (Carol) also of Franklin, GA.; and two beloved nieces Brook and Dallis Watts of Franklin, GA.
Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, May 14, 2016 from the Stutts Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend
Lynn Janney officiating.  The interment will follow in Heard County Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive guests
at the funeral home Friday, May 13, 2016 from 6-8 p.m.
Those who wish may write memorial tributes at www.stuttsfuneralhome.com
Stutts Funeral Home of Franklin, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Jerry Jackson

Mr. Elton Gerald “Jerry” Jackson age 83 of Franklin, Georgia passed away at the Pruitt Health Systems in Franklin,
Georgia on Sunday, May 8, 2016.
Mr. Jackson was born in Halls, Tennessee on March 18, 1933, the son of the late, Elton Eubel Jackson and Mary
Dimple Carlew Jackson. He was a Christian by faith.  Before his retirement he was a truck driver for United Van
Lines.  He enjoyed this job immensely because it gave him the opportunity to travel and see many beautiful sites.  
When he was not working, he loved fishing and boating.  One look in his yard would instantly tell you that Mr. Jerry
had a green thumb.  His beautiful rose garden was a breathtaking experience.  He was particularly fond of Mexican
Food.  It did not take you long to notice that he had a fondness for western wear.   He was a wonderful companion to
his dear friend, Edna Griffin.  He will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his beloved companion, Edna Griffin of Franklin, GA; and nephew, Bobby Jackson from Michigan.
Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, April 11, 2016, 2:00 from the Stutts Funeral Home chapel with Mr.
Joe Jones as speaker.  The interment will follow in the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will
receive guests at the funeral home one hour prior to service time.
Those who wish may write memorial tributes at www.stuttsuneralhome.com.
Stutts Funeral Home of Franklin, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Hollis P Watts

Mr. Hollis Pierce Watts, age 46 of Molena, Georgia, formerly of Franklin, Georgia passed away on Monday, May 2,
2016 at the Molena Nursing and Rehab Center.
Mr. Watts was born on June 18, 1969, in LaGrange, Georgia to Hollis Jacob Watts and the late Catherine Whitlock
Jordan.  He was a Christian by faith.  For most of his adult life he was self- employed  in the construction field, but for
several years he was employed  by  Papitan, Incorporated, also in the construction field.  In his younger years he
loved to fish and hunt.  He was fascinated by Old Cars and loved tinkering on them.  However feeling the wind
blowing through his hair and the power he felt while driving his go-kart was probably his favorite of all his past times.  
He was loved by his family and friends.  He will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his son, Hollis P. Watts, II (Kaylyn) of LaGrange, GA.; father, Hollis J. Watts of Franklin, GA.; two
beloved grandchildren, Addison and Layten Watts of LaGrange, GA.; and three brothers, Bryan Watts of Franklin,
GA., Kenneth Watts also of Franklin, GA., and Landon Melson (Valerie) of LaGrange, GA.; and several aunts and
uncles.
Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, May 5, 2016, 3:00 p.m. from the Stutts Funeral Home Chapel in
Franklin, Georgia.  The interment will follow in Meadoway Gardens in LaGrange Georgia.  The family will receive
guest one hour prior to service time.
Those who wish may write memorial tributes and condolences at www.stuttsfuneralhome.com
Stutts Funeral Home of Franklin, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.


Miss Barbara Byrom

Miss. Barbara Denise Byrom, age 53 of Luthersville, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at the Pruitt
Health Systems in Franklin, Georgia.
Miss. Byrom was born in Newnan, Georgia on November 3, 1962, the daughter of the late Buford Daniel Byrom, Sr.
and Judy Ann Wynn Byrom.  She was a Christian by faith.  The simple things in life were what gave her life meaning.  
From early childhood she loved going on family picnics and swimming.  She was especially fond of being taken to the
store to buy treats.  Her favorites were candy, popcorn, and potato chips!  She loved being carried on special trips!
Seeing new sights were an adventure for her.  She loved her family very much, but was especially close to her
brother, Danny.  The highlight of her life was when he came to visit!  She made the most of every opportunity to
share her joy of life with others.  She will be missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by two brothers, Buford D. “Danny” Byrom, Jr. (Joann) of Luthersville, GA., and David Byrom of
Hogansville, GA.; and four sisters, Diane Holloway of Hogansville, GA., Donna Sibley of Atlanta, GA., Dorothy Byrom
of Athens, GA., and Debra Byrom of Senoia, GA.
Those who wish may write condolences at www.stuttsfuneralhome.com.
Stutts Funeral Home of Franklin, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Herb Walker, III

Mr. Herbert Charles Walker, III, age 67 of Franklin, Georgia passed away on March 13, 2016, at Tanner Hospital in
Carrollton, Georgia.
Mr. Walker was born in Roswell New Mexico, on August 27, 1948, the son of the late, Catherine Josephine Black
Walker and Herbert Charles Walker.  He was a member of the Saint Peters Catholic Church in LaGrange, Georgia,
and held an Associate’s degree in Business from Clayton State University. He served his country honorable in the
United States Airforce, with two tours in the Vietnam Conflict.  For most of his adult life he was employed by Fed Ex,
from which he retired from the LaGrange Fed Ex Center.  Mr. Herb was a fun loving man who loved to make
everyone feel good about themselves, and life.  He delighted in joking with people, and making them smile.  Over
twenty years ago, he moved his family to Franklin, Georgia to be near his wife’s family, the Jennings, with whom he
considered to be his own family.  He quickly fell in love with the town, and its people.  Fishing for Bass, playing golf,
and following his beloved Georgia Tech in all their sports endeavors were his favorite pastimes!  He had a true heart
for service, and insists on sponsoring a needy child from a foreign county every year, and many other charities that
he thought needed his help.  His main joy in life was his wife, Carolyn, their four children, and eleven grandchildren.  
Nothing thrilled him more than being a part of their lives.  Many young women, his daughter’s age will remember him
as their “nine and ten year old Girls Softball Coach.”  Nothing was too hard for him to tackle if it involved helping his
family.  His love and generosity to his family, and the people of Heard County will long be remembered.
He is survived by his wife Carolyn Ann Jennings Walker of Franklin, GA.; daughter, Meredith Craft (Rod) of
Columbus, GA.; three sons, Joseph Walker (Roberta)  of Pompano Beach, FL., Herbert Charles Walker, IIII of
Covington, GA., and Benjamin Walker (Jennifer) of Newnan, GA.; four sisters, Edith Brantley of Milledgeville, GA.,
Marie Sanders of Bardstown, KY., Katherine Pitts (Garry) of Douglasville, GA., and Martha Price of Hampton, GA.;
two brothers, Martin Walker (Cari) of Atlanta, GA., and Kevin Walker (Lauri) of McDonough, GA.; and eleven
grandchildren.
Other than his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Jimmy Walker and beloved in-laws, Roy and Mary
Jennings.
Funeral services for Mr. Walker will be conducted on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 12 Noon from the Stutts Funeral
Home Chapel with Father Selvaraj officiating.  The family will receive guests at the funeral home Tuesday evening,
March 15, 2016 from 6-9 p.m.
Those who wish may write memorial tributes at www.stuttsfuneralhome.com.
Stutts Funeral Home of Franklin, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Jane Willingham Yates

Mrs. Betty Jane Pruitt Willingham Yates, age 65 of Roopville, Georgia passed on March 12, 1916 at the Hospice
LaGrange in LaGrange, Georgia.
She was born in Union, South Carolina, the daughter of the late Maggie Blanche West Pruitt and Jesse Lee Pruitt.  
She was a graduate of West Georgia Technical College with an Automotive Technician degree, and had furthered
her education at West Georgia College.  She was a Christian by faith.  She was a master craftsman with Cedar wood,
and could build anything she put her mind to, and loved helping people with her many gifts.  Many in her community
were blessed to have “Miss. Jane” come to their rescue in times of need.  She was fond of the out of doors, farming,
and especially loved playing with her dog, “Annie”, and her horses.  Anyone who knew her would tell you she was a
free spirit, who loved fast cars, trucks, and especially Corvettes.  Most likely it would be her at the wheel rather than
as a passenger.  She loved showing off her tattoo “Wild at Heart,” which she felt described her perfectly.  Nothing in
this life was more important to her than her two boys, Jason and Donnie.  They were the light of her life, and she
worked hard to help them become the fine young men they are today.   Her joy for life, and the sunshine, that her
presence provided to all who knew her will long be remembered.
She is survived by two sons, Jason O Neil Willingham of Temple, GA., and Donnie Kyle Willingham of Roopville, GA.;
one brother, Dean Pruitt (Joline) of Bremen, GA.; and a host of adoring friends.
Those who wish may write memorial tributes at www.stuttsfuneralhome.com
Stutts Funeral Home of Franklin, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Monk Harper

Mr. Ralph Morgan “Monk” Harper, age 93 of Roopville, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at the
Carrollton Manor Nursing Home In Carrollton, Georgia.  
Mr. Harper was born in Waco, Georgia on August, 1, 1922, the son of the late Florence Smith Harper and Will
Harper.  As a young man he served his country honorably in the United States Army during World War II.  After the
war he returned to Georgia where he became a cattle farmer.  When his children came along he became a truck
driver for the Motor Convoy Company in Hapeville, Georigia.  After his retirement he reverted back to his love of
farming.  He grew wonderful vegetable gardens, and was locally famous for his special home developed concoction,
that when applied to his watermelon patch produced champion melons.   He was very generous, and shared his
prized vegetables and fruits with many in both Heard and Carroll Counties. The recipients of his gifts were very
grateful, but what they were really thrilled by, was the time spent with this delightful man!  His quick wit could charm
anyone, be they old or young.  His love of life, and loving spirit could brighten even the worst of times.  Throughout
his adult life he was a faithful member of the Glenloch Baptist Church.  His deep devotion to his family, coupled with
his tremendous work ethic, and love for God served his children and grandchildren as a fine example of what their
lives should be.  He will be missed by all who had the joy of knowing him.
He is survived by two sons and daughters in-law, Terry and Marsha Harper of Roopville, GA., and Barry and Kaye
Harper of Carrollton, GA. one sister-in-law, Evelyn Mock of Roanoke, AL.; seven grandchildren; sixteen great-
grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Jeanette Robinson Harper; one sister, Minnie
Howard; and five brothers, Luther Harper, Dalton Harper, Merlin Harper, Bob Harper, and Charlie Harper.
Graveside services for Mr. Harper will be conducted on Thursday, March 10, 2016, 1:00 p.m., from the Glenloch
Baptist Church with Reverend Neil Awbrey officiating.  The family will receive guests at the church two hours prior to
service time.
Flowers will be accepted, or memorial gifts may be made to Glenloch Baptist Church, 2807 Glenloch Road, Franklin,
Georgia 30217.
Those who wish may write memorial tributes at www.stuttsfuneralhome.com.
Stutts Funeral Home of Franklin, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Irene Combs

Mrs. Irene Ramona Wilson Combs, age 92 of Franklin, Georgia passed away at the Tanner Medical Center in
Carrollton, Georgia on Sunday February 28, 2016.
Mrs. Combs was born in Heard County Georgia on November 7, 1923, the daughter of the late, Nancy Gosdin Wilson
and Ed Wilson.   She was a graduate of Centralhatchee High School, where she was on the Girls Basketball team. In
her younger years she was employed by the Merchandising Services Company in East Point Georgia, where she was
in charge of the mailing department.  Throughout her life there were always two loves in her life, her God, and her
family, the first, and most important her God, with whom she enjoyed a close relationship.  She communed with Him
on a daily basis in study, praise, and prayer.   She was the oldest living member of the Goshen Congregational
Methodist Church.  This love and devotion was reflected in the manner in which she lived her daily life, always
desiring to put others before herself.  Her family was upmost in her thoughts.  Always desiring to do nice things for
them, and surrounding them with her love. The last four years of her sister, Glimmer Armstrong’s life was spent in the
Carrollton Manor assisted living.   Mrs. Irene was totally devoted to her, and never missed a day going to visit.  Not
only did she care for her sister, but she was awarded a humanitarian award for her care and generosity to all of the
patients, who so enjoyed her visits!  Up until the very end of her life she was an independent person.  As a
depression era child she learned to work and care for herself at a very early age, and did so, even to the point of
cutting her own grass until just a short while ago.  Her family sings her praises!  They are grateful for the many
prayers that were lifted up on their behalf. The Godly way she conducted herself contributed to the fine men and
women her children and grandchildren have become.
She is survived by one daughter, Brenda and Ron Woodruff of Fayetteville, GA; one son, Billy and Debra Combs of
Franklin, GA.; grandchildren, Amy and Jeremy Dixson of Fayetteville, GA., Blair and Jeana Combs of Roanoke, AL.,
Brooke and Todd Meyers also of Fayetteville, GA.; Brandon and Pam Combs of Franklin, GA., Anna and Travis
Bussey of Atlanta, Ga., Nikkie and Jared Hopson of Franklin, GA.,  Brent and Jenna Combs of LaGrange, GA., and
James and Allison Scott of Roopville, GA. ; great-grandchildren, Hayden, Camille, Quinn, Walker, Bryson, Annesly,
Andrew, Adam, Kyle, Dillon, Hannah, Kaley, and McKinley; and one great-great-grandchild,  Karson.
Other than her parents she was preceded in death by her beloved son, Barry Combs; and sister, Glimmer Armstrong.
Funeral services for Mrs. Combs will be conducted on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 2:00 p.m. from the Goshen
Congregation Methodist Church in Roopville, Georgia.  The interment will follow in the church cemetery.  She will lie-
in-state thirty minutes prior to service time.  The family will receive guests at the funeral home, Tuesday evening,
March 1, 2016 from 6-8 p.m.
Those who wish may write memorial tributes and condolences at www.stuttsfuneralhome.com.
Stutts Funeral Home of Franklin, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.



Mrs. Janet Haire

Mrs. Janet Helen Kreklow Haire, age 90 of Franklin, Georgia, formerly of Jonesborough, Georgia passed away on
Saturday, February 27, 2016 at the Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton, Georgia.
Mrs. Haire was born in Hebron, Wisconsin, on November 20, 1925, the daughter of the late, Lena Amanda Schmidt
Kreklow and Albert Kreklow.  She was a Lutheran by faith. After her children were grown she enjoyed volunteering at
the Atlanta Airport where she was a part of the Travelers Aid Department.  The help she administered to many weary
travelers brought comfort in great times of distress.  After her husband passed away she moved to Franklin, Georgia
to live with her daughter Colleen Stephens, and her husband Chuck.  She spent many hours feeding and watching
the beautiful birds that flew into her sanctuary.  She also enjoyed any type of puzzles, and became a master at
anything you put before her.  She was a wonderful writer, and her family depended on her to share with them all of
her knowledge of their family history written in her wonderful journals.  The joy of her life and her constant companion
was her dog, Susie.  Her family gave her wonderful care. She will be greatly missed.
She is survived by two daughters, Colleen Stephens (Chuck) of Franklin, GA., and Cindy Pallon (Randy) of
Jonesborough, GA.; son, Mike Haire (Melanie) of Conyers, GA.;  four grandchildren, Christine Carroll (Marty) of
Roopville, GA., Corey Pallon of Atlanta, GA., Chip Stephens (Marti) of Bowdon, GA., and Clint Stephens (Amanda) of
Franklin, GA.; four great-grandchildren, Kyle, Luke, and Lanie Carroll of Roopville, GA., and Hank Stephens of
Franklin, GA.; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Other than her parents she was preceded in death by three siblings, Elsie Krause, Ed Kreklow, and  Harlow Kreklow.
Those who wish may write memorial tributes at www.stuttsfuneralhome.com.
Stutts Funeral Home of Franklin, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.



Mrs. Loyette Bailey

Mrs. Loyette Green  Bailey, of Franklin, Georgia passed away at the Pruitt Health Care of Franklin on Sunday,
February 14, 2016
Mrs. Loyette was born in Roanoke, Alabama on April 4, 1921, the first child of Odessa Avery Green and William
Benson Green.   At the age of seven, her beloved father passed away and little Loyette accepted a lot of the
responsibility of caring for her three younger sisters so her mother could work.  She was a member of the Big Springs
Baptist Church in Woodland, Alabama and loved spending much of her time reading her bible.    She was retired
from the Playtex Manufacturing Company.  After her retirement she used her sewing skills to make beautiful quilts.  
Her favorite pastime was growing beautiful flowers which she enjoyed sharing with others.  During her lifetime she
had four husbands whom she loved and cared for through ill health.  She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed
preparing delicious meals for all of them.  Her care of each of them will long be remembered.
She is survived by two loving nephews, Ronnie Vinson of Five Points, AL., and Randy Vinson (Judy)  of Roanoke,
AL.; her devoted boy fiend,  Ray Lashley also of Roanoke, AL.; and a much loved friend and caregiver, Brenda Teal
of Franklin, GA…
Other than her parents she was preceded in death by four husbands; Vollie  T. Hester, John Echols, L. B. Lewis, and
Melvin Bailey; three sisters Sara Bob Lewis, Vissey Lee Craft, and Mary “Esther” Vinson.
Funeral services for Mrs. Bailey were conducted on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 2:00 p.m. from the Stutts
Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Scott Hannah officiating.  The interment followed in the Big Springs Baptist
Church Cemetery in Woodland, Alabama.  Serving as pallbearers were nephews, Ronnie and Randy Vinson, and
friend, Patrick Gordon.
Those who wish may write condolences and memorial tributes at www.stuttsfuneralhome.com.
Stutts Funeral Home of Franklin, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.



Mr. Johnny Lewis Teal, age 72 of Franklin, Georgia passed away on Friday, February 19, 2016 at Tanner Medical
Center in Carrollton, Georgia
Mr. Teal was born in Franklin, Georgia on November 13, 1943, the son of the late Eady Odene Lancaster Teal and
Lewis Teal.  He was a graduate of Heard County High School and Carroll Technical College, and was a member of
Franklin First Baptist Church.  He was retired from the Franklin Aluminum Company where he served on the
maintenance staff.   It was Mr. Johnny’s dream to own his own garage. Teal’s Garage became a gathering place for
the local’s to gather and receive quality automotive services.  When his daughter Allene was young he loved taking
her camping and especially loved boating.  Mr. Johnny loved working on race cars and watching them perform on the
drag racing circuit.   After his retirement, he became a regular fixture at the Quickie Flash Foods gas station in
downtown Franklin.  He enjoyed being at the front door so he could visit with the friend’s he grew up with and loved.  
He was especially kind to the elderly people.  When he saw them pull up he would rush to the gas pump so they
would not have to get out of their cars to pump gas. His daughter was the very center of his life.  He was a kind
gentle man who will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his daughter, Allene Longshore of Franklin, GA.; one nephew Tony Cook; two nieces Amy and Ann
Cook; and one, much adored cousin, Shirley Laster who devoted much time, energy, and love toward his care.
Other than his parents he was preceded in by one beloved sister Fannie Marie Teal Cook.
Funeral services for Mr. Teal were conducted on Sunday, February 21, 2016, 3:00 p.m. from the Stutts Funeral
Home Chapel with Reverend Lynn Janney officiating.  The interment followed in the Centralhatchee First Baptist
Church Cemetery.  Music was provided by S Serving as pallbearers were Shirley Laster, Bob Kent, Ronnie Vinson,
Randy Vinson, Clint Teal, and Larry Hopson.
Those who wish may write memorial tributes at www.stuttsfuneralhome.com
Stutts Funeral Home of Franklin Georgia is in charge of arrangements.



Mrs. Barbara Thrower

Mrs. Barbara Ann Jane Folds Thrower, age 78 of Franklin, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2016
at the Hospice LaGrange in LaGrange, Georgia.
Mrs. Thrower was born in Franklin, Georgia on January 24, 1938, the daughter of the late, Estelle Cumbie Folds and
John William Folds.  She was a Christian by faith and had attended the Franklin United Methodist Church for many
years.  She was retired from the Uniroyal Manufacturing Company where she was a machine operator.  For over
thirty years she cared for the children who were infants at the Franklin United Methodist Church. The love and care
with which she treated each little child will long be remembered not only by the children, but by their parents as well.  
Knowing that their babies were in such good hands enabled the parents to worship and learn without interruption.  
She was a loving mother and grandmother in her on home as well.  Her children proclaim her as the best mother in
the world.  She loved seeing that all her family was fed well.  Her homemade biscuits and peanut butter cake were
their favorite dishes.  Mrs. Barbara had a kind and gentle way of addressing everyone she knew that made you feel
blessed to be in her presence.  She will be greatly missed.
She is survived by one daughter, Gretta Momman of Franklin, GA.; two brothers, Junior Wright of Franklin, GA., and
Ray Wright of LaGrange, GA.; seven grandchildren, Rebecca Thrower (Eric Olah), Brandi Thrower, Kayla Thrower,
Chuck Thrower (Amanda), Jason Thrower (Brandy), Daniel Momman, , and Joshua Spivey (Halie); and ten great-
grandchildren.
Other than her parents she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Eugene Thrower; three sons, Donald,
Patrick (PL), and Allen Thrower; one sister, Ella Ruth Glass; and two brothers, James H. and John William Folds.
Funeral services for Mrs. Thrower were conducted on Saturday, February 20, 2016, 2:00 p.m. from the Stutts
Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Brett Matthews officiating.  The interment followed in the New Springs
Congregational Methodist Church Cemetery.  Music was provided by Leesa Stutts Cothran.  Those serving as
pallbearers were Timothy Skipper, Tyler Mitchell, Joshua Spivey, Kody Olah, Jason Thrower, and Eric Olah.
Those who wish may write memorial tributes at www.stuttsfuneralhome.com.
Stutts Funeral Home of Franklin, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Edith Nelms

Mrs. Edith Wilson Nelms, age 86 of Franklin, Georgia passed away at her daughter’s home on January 10, 2016.
Mrs. Nelms was born on October 13, 1929 in Heard County, Georgia, the daughter of the late, Laura Mae Walston
Wilson Nelms, and John Parker Wilson.  She married the love of her life, William Douglas “Jet” Nelms at a very early
age and together they had one child, Jackie. They were long time members of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. In
1952 she and Jet opened the Nelms Grocery Store in the Mount Pleasant community of Heard County.  The store
was a popular spot due to the personalities of both of its owners.  Around Christmas it was especially crowded due to
the fact that the couple somehow managed to sneak in a good supply of fireworks, and novelties for the children. In
their later years she also assisted in Mr. Jet’s cattle business.  Mrs. Edith loved reading Romance Novels, and
listening to county western music.  She will long be remembered for her spunky and friendly personality.
Funeral services for Mrs. Nelms will be conducted on Tuesday, January 13, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. from the Stutts Funeral
Home Chapel. The interment will follow at the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive
guests at the funeral home one hour prior to service time.
She is survived by her daughter Jackie Wilson of Franklin, GA.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.  
Other than her parents she was preceded in death by her beloved husband Jet Nelms.
Those who wish may write memorial tributes at www.stuttsfuneralhome.com.
Stutts Funeral Home of Franklin, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.