Nell Baxter Nelson

Nell Baxter Nelson

March 29, 1928 - May 11, 2016

Nell Baxter Nelson, 88, of Corbin passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2016.  She was born March 29, 1928, to the late James Scott and Celia Williams Baxter.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Charles Nelson, Jr.; one sister, Orpha Anders; three brothers: Dale Baxter, Ira Baxter, and John Baxter; and four brothers-in-law: Warren Anders, Raymond Reeves, Mike LaRue, and Frank Pepper.

She is survived by two daughters: Cathy Jody and husband Gary and Jennifer Nelson; four sisters: Nylene Reeves, Norma Sizemore (Atwood), Betty Gill (John), and Mary Karr (Vernon); three brothers: Ermon Baxter (Angela), Kenneth Baxter (Lee), and Jim Baxter (Zoe); and three sisters-in-law: Ima Baxter, Bertie Baxter, and Bea Pepper.  She is also survived by several nieces and nephews, and many friends.

She was for many years a teacher in the Laurel County school system.

She was a member of Shiner Church of Christ.

Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, May 15, 2016, in the Hart Funeral Home Chapel with Mike Anderson and John Gill officiating.  Visitation will be from 1:00 until the funeral hour at 3:00 P.M.  Burial will follow at Locust Grove Cemetery.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort, P O Box 111180 Nashville, TN 37222-1180.

  • Darrell & Brenda Meadors
    Posted at 13:55h, 13 May Reply

    Nell’s sweet smile will be missed each Sunday at Church.

  • Rick & Angela Harris
    Posted at 02:09h, 14 May Reply

    We’re so sorry for your loss and know the sorrow you are feeling. May God grant you peace in the days ahead. We’re sorry we won’t be able to be there with you but we are leaving for Germany tomorrow. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Cousin David called to let us know. Love, Rick & Angela

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