Susan Taylor

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Susan Nelson Taylor

Susan Nelson Taylor, 80, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at Carolina Meadow in Chapel Hill, NC. She was born and grew up in Paris, TN, the daughter of John Joseph Nelson and Mary Sue Ragland Nelson, both of whom predeceased her. She graduated from E. W. Grove High School in 1949, attended Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, VA and received a BA degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN in 1953. She worked in Paducah, KY until her marriage to Gerald Taylor. After living in Carbondale, IL, Los Angeles, CA, Bermuda and Houston, TX, she returned to Paris where she owned and operated several enterprises including Tailored Home Sales and EZ Car Wash.

Susan is survived by her daughters Susan Guttmann (Michael) of Pensacola, FL and Ellen Turley of Nashville, TN; four grandchildren: Jenny Shoaf Richardson (Randall), Samantha Shoaf, Angela Guttmann and Lee Ann Nwalipenja (Ekwali); and her sister Anne Nelson Loeb of Chapel Hill, NC

The family wishes to thank Lori Hall for her care and devotion for Susan during the final years of her life.

Susan loved her family, her dogs, the outdoors and books. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Paris, TN. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations to the Public Library in Paris, TN or the ASPCA.

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Published in Pensacola News Journal on May 18, 2012
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