OOLTEWAH, TENN.-Katherine Dixon Stamey Nelson, 91, of Ooltewah, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at home.
Mrs. Nelson grew up in Fallston and graduated from Fallston High School. She was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church. She attended Women's College of the University of North Carolina where she received her Bachelor's degree and later graduated with a Master's degree in Home Economics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She taught at the college level and eventually taught public school. She enjoyed family gatherings, Bible study, hymn singing, sewing, painting, and arts and crafts.
Mrs. Nelson was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, William Howard Nelson Sr.; her parents, Robert Franklin Stamey and Annie Mae Alexander Stamey; and three of her brothers, Rev. Robert Stamey, Bill Stamey, and Rev. Ben Stamey.
Surviving family members include her children, William Howard (Helen) Nelson Jr. of Birmingham, Ala., Helen Anne Nelson, and Katherine Jane Nelson, both of Ooltewah; grandchildren, Brian Howard (Deborah) Nelson of Waxhaw, Bradley Wayne (Coy Beth) Nelson of Greenville, S.C., and Will Thomas Nelson of Knoxville, Tenn.; great-grandchildren, Sarah Elise Nelson and Andrew David Nelson, Nancy Lane Nelson and Henry Thomas Nelson; sisters, Eliza Stamey Ross, Margaret Stamey Royster, and Betty Stamey Simpson; brother, Gilbert (Nancy) Stamey; and sister-in-law, Carolyn Allen Stamey of Miami, Fla.
Special thanks are given to the fine nurses and caregivers of Amedisys Hospice and especially Pam Stewart of Senior Helpers.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Heritage Funeral Home, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Funeral Service: 1 p.m. Friday in Heritage Funeral Home Chapel, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Officiated By: The Rev. Render Caines and the Rev. Eric Mullinax
Burial: Chattanooga National Cemetery, following the service
Funeral Home: Heritage Funeral Home is serving the family
A guest register is available at www.heritagefh.com
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