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June 5, 1937-July 9, 2012

SNEADS FERRY -- Betty Lou Thornton Nelson, 75, Sneads Ferry, died at home July 9, 2012.

She was born to David Frank "Daddy Frank" Thornton and Sallie Ruth Britt Thornton in Brogden June 5, 1937.

She graduated from Brogden High School in 1955.

She married Robert Lee Nelson in Goldsboro June 8, 1956.

She is survived by her husband, Robert "Bob" Nelson; son, Steven Nelson; daughter, Susan Nelson; grandchildren, Kate Nelson and Thomas Nelson; and sister, Joyce Frost.

She was predeceased by her sister, Carol Herring.

Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at Westview Cemetery on Hillcrest Road in Kinston.

The family will receive friends following the service at Westview.

The family wishes to express its gratitude to Onslow County Home Health and Hospice Services, especially to Sara and Dee Dee, for their support and loving attention these past months, and to friends and loved ones in and outside Sneads Ferry.

Memorials may be made to Sneads Ferry Original Free Will Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1001, Sneads Ferry, N.C., 28460, or Onslow County Home Health and Hospice Services, 4024 Richlands Highway, Jacksonville, N.C., 28540, in lieu of flowers.

Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.


Published in Obituaries on July 10, 2012 1:51 PM