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Tommy Lee Nelson, 100

(WEDOWEE) Funeral services for Tommy Lee Nelson, 100, of Wedowee will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022, at 2 p.m. at Benefield Funeral Chapel with Elder Thomas Knight officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Flats Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from noon-2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 20 before services begin.

Mr. Nelson passed away Tuesday, Dec. 13, at his residence.

Survivors include one daughter, Canda Marable of Wedowee; two sons, Jerry Nelson and James Nelson, both of Wedowee; eight grandchildren; Denise Cooley, Henry Nelson (Melinda), Franklin Marable (Maina), Elizabeth Marable and Darrell Marable (Brenda Weriey) all of Wedowee; Lillie Robinson (Gerald) of Carrollton, Ga.; a special great-grandsons, A’Kerrian Nelson, Da’Rico Nelson and Timothy Nelson; special great-granddaughter, Shamiah Patillo and a host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

A Wedowee native, Mr. Nelson was born on Feb. 28, 1922, the son of Jim and Candy Nelson. He was a member of Pine Flats Primitive Baptist Church and was retired from working in the saw mill. Mr. Nelson was preceded in death by his father, Jim Nelson; his mothers, Candy Nelson and Lillie Mae O’Neal; and a granddaughter, Regina Marable.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Benefield Funeral Home, Wedowee.

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