CRISFIELD - C. Ralph Nelson, 96, formerly of Crisfield, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, at the home of his caregivers, Westover. Born in Crisfield on June 27, 1914, he was a son of the late Charles Christopher and Hattie May Lawson Nelson. His wife, Mildred Lane Nelson died Nov. 20, 1956. A US Army World War II veteran, he was a retired janitor for the former C&P and Bell Atlantic Telephone Companies. He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Crisfield and most recently attended Evangelical Wesleyan Church. He is survived by a niece, Sheila Friedman of Wilmington; a sister-in-law, Eldora Lane Nelson of Crisfield; his devoted and loving caregivers, Esther and David Dixon and Andrew Stanley of Westover; and a host of special relatives and friends. He was also loved and cared for by the Figgs Family. Along with his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Cecile Mae Ford and Elizabeth N. Olsen; one brother, John Earl Nelson; and one nephew, Ira "Yogi" Ford. Funeral services were 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, at the Evangelical Wesleyan Church in Crisfield, where friends called one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Terry Riggin officiated. Interment with military honors followed in Sunnyridge Memorial Park in Crisfield. To send condolences, please visit www.bradshawandsonsfuneralhome.com.
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Published in NewsZapMD on Dec. 9, 2012