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Mr. Joe Nelson

Mr. Joe Nelson Mr. Joe Nelson

Mr. Joe Nelson

Mr. Joe Nelson, age 73, of Lyons, died on Sunday, February 14, 2021, at his home after an extended illness.

Mr. Nelson was a native of Toombs County, lived in Camden County several years, and was a 1966 graduate of Camden County High School. He moved to Brunswick in 1968 and lived there until he returned to Toombs County in 1996. He was a U.S. Army veteran, worked for Georgia Power for 9 years, and was owner of Joe’s Appliances for several years while in Brunswick. He was a member of Harden’s Chapel United Methodist Church and a former member of Taylors United Methodist Church of Brunswick. He was a caregiver for both his mother, Tommie J. Nelson, and his brother Tommy Nelson, and was also preceded in death by his father, Roy Clarence Nelson.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Nancy Nelson of Lyons; 2 children, Joseph Charles “Jody” Nelson, Jr., and wife Lisa of St. Mary’s, and Elizabeth “Buffy” Nelson and husband Don Yarbrough of Dallas, TX; 5 grandchildren, Ashley, Justin, Nick, Joseph and Isabella; 2 great-grandchildren, Charleigh and Kent; 4 siblings, Bernard Nelson and wife Kris of Vidalia, Danny Nelson and wife Connie of Boone, NC, Dale Nelson Joiner and husband Charles of Snellville, and Kirk Nelson and wife Ronna of Waycross; and several nieces and nephews.

The graveside service was held on Thursday, February 18, 2021, at 2:00 p.m., at Pinecrest Cemetery, with military honors. Rodney Pierce officiated.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Harden’s Chapel United Methodist Church, c/o Paula Toole, 1530 GA Hwy. 135, Vidalia, GA 30474.

Ronald V. Hall


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