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Nell Waldrep Jetton

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  • "Mrs. Jetton was a joy to us. We thank God her hope is..."
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Nell Waldrep Jetton

Nell Waldrep Jetton, age 102 of Murfreesboro, TN, died January 10, 2014.

Mrs. Jetton was born May 28, 1911 in Spartanburg County, SC, the oldest of eight children of the late Preston Marvin and Minnie Elders Waldrep. She attended Lander College and was a graduate of Mary Black School of Nursing. She married John W. "Jack" Jetton III of Trenton TN and Trenton was her home until her latter years when she moved to Murfreesboro to be near family.

Mrs. Jetton was co-founder of the Gibson County Council for Retarded Children, and along with her husband, helped to establish the first Special Education Class in Gibson County. For a time, she assisted in the Special Ed class in Trenton. She was an active member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church, Trenton serving as pianist and organist for over 50 years, taught Sunday School, was involved in WMU both at local and county level for many years. She was a member of the Trenton Woman's Club, Music Club and the Home Demonstration Club.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Jetton was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Jetton; siblings, Eva DeShields, Sue Shepherd, Ora Williams, Preston Waldrep, Jr., George Waldrep, and Don Waldrep, and a granddaughter, Jennifer Taylor.

She is survived by her children, Frances Jetton Bland of Murfreesboro, Susan Jetton of Charlotte NC, Mary Ann Jetton Craft and John Jetton IV of San Antonio, TX; a brother, Hubert Waldrep of Enoree, SC; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. She is survived by several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and a host of nephews and nieces.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., at Shelton Funeral Home in Trenton TN on Tuesday, January 14th. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 in chapel of Shelton Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.

Shelton Funeral Home, (731) 855-1621.



Published in The Daily News Journal on Jan. 14, 2014
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Shelton Funeral Home
415 S. College St. Trenton, TN 38382
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