The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 25, 2013, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Collins-Burke Funeral Home in Jasper. Funeral services will be Friday, April 26, 2013, at 1 p.m. in the Collins-Burke Chapel with burial in Walker Memory Gardens. Rev. David Byrd will officiate. Collins-Burke Funeral Home will direct.
Mrs. Nelson was preceded in death by her grandfather, Mack McGough Sr.; grandmother, Mary McGough; father, Arthur Musgrove; step-father, Bryant Ashmore; mother, Gertrude Musgrove Ashmore.
She is survived by her husband, Billy Jerry Nelson; daughter, Laura L. Nelson; sons, James E. Nelson, Jeff A. Nelson and his special friend Misty O'Rear, and Jeremy S. Nelson and his fiancee Valerie Morrison; sisters, Betty Evans, Kay Jenkins, Margaret Otts and Mary Beth Musgrove; grandchildren, Kristopher T. Nelson and his wife Kathleen, Kayla D. Nelson and Mattix L. Nelson; and great-grandchild, Makenzie N. Nelson.
Pallbearers will be Rob Robinson, Steve Vintson, Rickey Weaver, Jim Lamon, Mike Lambert, and Jerry Herron.