SNEADS FERRY - Betty Lou Thornton Nelson, 75, of Sneads Ferry, N.C., died at home, July 9, 2012. She was born to David Frank "Daddy Frank" Thornton and Sallie Ruth Britt Thornton, Brogden, N.C. on June 5, 1937. She graduated Brogden High School 1955. She married Robert Lee Nelson of Goldsboro, N.C., on June 8, 1956. She is survived by her husband, Robert (Bob) Nelson; son Steven Nelson; daughter Susan Nelson; grandchildren Kate Nelson and Thomas Nelson; and sister, Joyce Frost. She was predeceased by her sister, Carol Herring. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at Westview Cemetery, Hillcrest Road in Kinston, N.C. The family will receive friends following the service at Westview. The family wishes to express its gratitude to Onslow County Home Health & Hospice Services, especially to Sara and Dee Dee, for their support and loving attention these past months, and to friends and loved ones in and outside Sneads Ferry. Memorials may be made to Sneads Ferry Original Free Will Baptist Church P.O. Box 1001 Sneads Ferry, N.C. 28460 or Onslow County Home Health & Hospice Services 4024 Richlands Hwy. Jacksonville, N.C. 28540, in lieu of flowers. Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. Sign the guest book at kinston.com (Paid obituary)
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Published in Free Press from July 10 to July 13, 2012