Bobby H. Nelson

Published 5:00 am Thursday, July 27, 2006

Services for Bobby H. Nelson, of Tylertown, were 11 a.m. today,July 27, at New Hope Baptist Church with burial in the churchcemetery. The Revs. Douglas Lee and Millard Moak officiated. CappsFuneral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Nelson, 72, died July 25, 2006, at Walthall County GeneralHospital. He was born in Lawrence County on Feb. 12, 1934, toRobert Vincent Nelson and Sophie Rutland Nelson.

He was a retired prison minister. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Hewas a deacon at Union Baptist Church and involved with FreedomMission.

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Preceding him in death were his parents; his brothers, L.C.Nelson, Maxie Nelson, Dewey Nelson, Euel Nelson and Malcom Nelson;and his sisters, Barbara Ann Willis, Helen Thames and NonnieThames.

Survivors are his wife, Betty Fay Cox Nelson; his sons, RickyNelson and wife Dana, of McComb, and Terry Nelson, of Houston,Texas; his grandchildren, Blake and Ashley Nelson, of McComb; hisbrother, Hoyt Nelson; his sister, Thelma Thames; and hisstepsister, Polly Shirley.

Pallbearers were Shan Smith, Tony Thames, Joel Thames, JeffThames, Phillip Thames and Jason Pevey. Honorary pallbearers wereA.B. Rushing and Frank Graham.