Vonece Nelson Thames

Published 5:00 am Monday, April 5, 2004

Services for Vonece Nelson Thames of Monticello are 2 p.m.,Sunday, April 4, at New Hope Baptist Church with burial in thechurch cemetery. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge ofarrangements.

Mrs. Thames, 74, died April 3, 2004, at Lawrence County NursingHome. She was born on July 30, 1929, to Dewitt Nelson and OttisBallard Nelson.

She was a member of the selective service. She was a member ofNew Hope Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher. Shewas a member of the Topeka Parent-Teacher Association.

Preceding her in death were her parents.

Survivors are her husband, Paul Thames; her son, Joel Thames ofMonticello; her daughter, Paula Thames Smith of Brookhaven; herbrothers, Thomas P. Nelson of Brandon and Denver L. Nelson ofPrentiss; and her five grandchildren.