Nelson Lawton Stokes Sr. (1920 - 2014)

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Nelson Lawton Stokes, Sr.


Nelson Lawton Stokes, Sr., 93, of 1870 Fews Chapel Road, died July 26, 2014 at Greenville Memorial Medical Center.

A native of Greenville County, he was a son of the late Thomas Merton and Hattie Louise Forrester Stokes, a retired S.C. State Constable, a member of the Bailey Masonic Lodge #146, U.S. Air Force veteran of WW II and was a member of Fews Chapel United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his loving wife of 66 years, Mildred Turner Stokes of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Nelson and Freida Stokes of Greer and Keith and Betty Jo Stokes of Pauline; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lynne and Doug Lingo and Patti and Barry Cason all of Greer; seventeen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

He was predeceased also by twelve brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday at Fews Chapel United Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. Joseph Cole, Rev. Nelson Stokes, Jr. and Barry Cason.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Masonic Rites.

Visitation will be held 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Sunday at the Wood Mortuary.

The family is at the home.

Pallbearers will be Nelson Lawton Stokes IV, Preston Bishop, Matthew Cason, Mark Foster, Tyler Cason, Stuart Boone, Bobby Bradley and Adam Burdette.

Memorials may be made to Fews Chapel United Methodist Church, 4000 North Highway 101, Greer, S.C. 29651.

Online condolences may be made at


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The Wood Mortuary, Inc.
300 West Poinsett Street
Greer, SC 29650
(864) 877-3351
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Published in The Greenville News on July 27, 2014
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