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Mr. Wendell Nelms

Mr. Wendell Nelms

Mr. Wendell Troy Nelms, age 81, of Lyons, died on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at his home after an extended illness. Mr. Nelms was a native of Wheeler County, growing in Glenwood, and was a 1958 graduate of Glenwood High School. Immediately following high school, he served 4 years in the U.S. Navy, going to 8 countries. He retired after 30 years as pilot plant technician from J.M. Huber in Macon. He was Baptist by faith. Preceding him in death were his parents, Troy Nelms and Rebecca Neal Nelms; and 3 siblings, Marshall E. Nelms, Doloras Nelms Harris, and Helen Nelms Windham.

His family includes 1 daughter, Kathy Whitaker of Lyons; 2 granddaughters, Christy Tindal and husband Chris of Ridgeland, SC, and Brittany Whitaker of Lyons; 4 greatgrandchildren, Georgia Whitaker, Brayden Tindal, Jeremy Whitaker, and Aubree Tindal; 1 sister-in-law, Patsy Nelms of Lyons; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service was Monday, May 23, 2022, at 2:00 p.m.. in the chapel of Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 4710 Waters Ave., Savannah, GA 31404 or by visiting their website at rmhccoastalempire. org; or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or by visiting their website at

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