DURHAM, N.C. -- Mr. Colonel W. Nelson, 85, of Stanley Road, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at his residence.
The funeral will be at noon today at Reno Tapley Mortuary, Swainsboro, with Lewis Kimble officiating. Burial will be in Piney Grove Church Cemetery, Summertown.
Mr. Nelson, a native of Putnam County, had retired from Liggett and Myers Tobacco Co. and Duke University Hospital. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Church of God.
Survivors include his wife, Clyde B. Nelson; three daughters, Saundra Neal, Durham, Marilyn Tominiyi, Forest Park, and Sharyn Shackleford, Lithonia; two sisters, Wilda Laracuente, New York, and Ruth Williams, Augusta; and nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The Augusta Chronicle Jan. 19, 2000