Mary Ruth Nelson, 88, of Elizabethtown, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at her daughter's home in Big Clifty.
She was a native of Jamestown.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul ""Sam"" Nelson; and her parents, Roy Halsell and Dora Ivas Ford Halsell.
She is survived by four sons, Tony Nelson, Howard Dunn, Les Dodson and Michael Dodson; six daughters, Carolyn Day, Donna Kay Bray, Ivas Ann Fulkerson, Nancy Thompson, Mattie Sue Dodson and Mary Jane Piercy; two brothers, Wayne Halsell and Elmer Halsell; three sisters, Betty Wilson, Anna Collins and Ruby Smith; 20 grandchildren; and 38 great-grandchildren.
The funeral is at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown. Burial follows in Roundtop Baptist Church Cemetery.
Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.