Rue Nelle (Qualls) Aplin

Rue Nelle Qualls Aplin - born Nov. 23, 1925 in Kinston, Ala., to Charlie and Selma Qualls - entered Heaven on March 8, 2013.
She was a resident of Crestview for close to 60 years.

Rue Nelle retired from the Okaloosa County Tax Collector's office following a 24-year career. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Her husband, Alvin Bruce Aplin, and twin daughters precede her in death. Rue Nelle is survived by four sons, Al and wife Debra, Charles and wife Jeannie, Greg, and Don; a daughter, Tami Noyes and husband Steve. Eleven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren also survive her.

Visitation with the family was 6-8 p.m. Monday, March 11 at Whitehurst-Powell Funeral Home.

The celebration of Rue Nelle's life was on Tuesday, March 12, at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Whitehurst-Powell Funeral Home with the Rev. Donnie Cadenhead officiating.

Rue Nelle's seven grandsons served as pallbearers. Burial followed at Live Oak Park Memorial Cemetery.

Whitehurst-Powell Funeral Home in Crestview made arrangements.

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Published in The Crestview News Bulletin from Mar. 11 to Apr. 10, 2013