AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on June 12, 2007 at her residence, Mrs. Merita S. Nelson, wife of the late Frank J. Nelson, Sr. Mrs. Nelson was a native of Fayette, Ala. and had lived in Augusta for the past 56 years. She was a clerk for Civil Service and retired from Ft. Gordon, Ga. Mrs. Nelson was a member of Pierce Memorial United Methodist Church. Survivors include her daughter, Geneva Nelson Cowart and her husband Don of Sardis, Ga.; sons, Frank J. Nelson, Jr. and his wife Karen of Waynesboro, Ga. and Danny Nelson and his wife Rose Marie of Sardis, Ga.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Graveside services for Merita and her husband Frank will be conducted on Saturday, June 16, 2007, 11:00 a.m., from Pierce Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Bob Hoeller officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the graveside in the church. The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pierce Memorial UMC, 1441 Jackson Rd., Augusta, Ga. 30909. Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, Ga. 30907. 706-364-8484.
The Augusta Chronicle-June 15, 2007