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Nelson, Charles - Hamden  
HAMDEN, Conn. | Charles Nelson, 75, of 850 Mix Ave. Hamden, Conn. died Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, at Arden House. He was a native of Pamlico County and a retired machinist. His funeral is 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, at Small Chapel Christian Church. His burial will follow at the Crawford Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Patricia A. Nelson of Hamden, Conn.; two sons, Patrick Carpenter of Hamden, Conn. and Eric Nelson of Virginia; two brothers, Calvin Nelson and Theodore Nelson, both of Arapahoe; one sister, Annie Marie Wright of Arapahoe; six grandchildren and one great-grandson. Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.
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Published in Sun Journal on Jan. 29, 2015
Nimal, Dorothy M.* - RICHMOND  
RICHMOND, Va. | Rev. Dr. Dorothy M. Nimal, 65, of Richmond, Va., passed into eternal glory on Jan. 27, 2015. She was born on Jan. 31, 1949 to the late Amelia (Wiesel) Havens and Edgar G. Havens. Dottie spent the first 40 years of her life on Long Island, N.Y. and was baptized, confirmed and married at Grace Lutheran Church in Uniondale. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Charles R. Havens, Glenn R. Havens and Audrey A. Kramer. Dottie graduated from New York Institute of Technology with a B.S. in business administration and a M.P.S. in industrial psychology. In 1987, she was awarded a Ph.D. in organizational psychology from Walden University. Throughout her academic career, Dr. Nimal received numerous academic awards, including graduating with high honors and receiving the New York State Educators Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award. For 20 years, Dottie worked in the training and development field for the federal government in the New York area, serving in supervisory and management positions in U.S. Customer Service, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Health and Human Services and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. She ran her own consulting firm, ATLO, providing assistance to businesses and agencies based on her research in "Attitudes Toward Learning Opportunities" and her expertise in organization psychology. Upon her move to New Bern, N.C., Dr. Nimal shared her love of learning as a Major Professor of Organization Psychology at Mount Olive College and in a faculty position at Coastal Carolina College in Jacksonville, N.C. Dottie was preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband, Carlton H. Nimal. Dottie and Carl were married on July 25, 1976. The two enjoyed traveling and playing golf together on a perpetual 18-year honeymoon. Our loving God granted Carl and Dottie a true miracle when Carl received a heart transplant. Upon Carl's death, Dottie sought ways to share the love, mercy, grace and goodness of Christ with others. A life-long Lutheran, Dottie answered God's call to ordained ministry as a second career. She completed Clinical Pastoral Education at Duke University and graduated from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in 2000. Pastor Dottie served two ELCA churches, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Shenandoah, Va. and St. Luke Lutheran Church, Richmond, Va. Pastor Dottie's joy in life was proclaiming the good news of God in Jesus Christ. A celebration of life service will be held noon Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 at St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church, 7757 Chippenham Pkwy., Richmond, Va. Interment in Greenleaf Memorial Park, New Bern, N.C. Dottie leaves behind her feathered flock of parrot companions, Fred, Mark, Isaiah, Abraham and Sarah, whose unconditional love and good humor entertained and sustained her. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Phoenix Landing, a parrot rescue organization where Dottie's babies will now be cared for and then re-homed, at www.phoenixlanding.com.  
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