Mr. James Thurman Nelms

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Mr. James Thurman Nelms

Thursday, April 8, 2007

Mr. James Thurman Nelms, age 84, of College Grove, died April 8 at Williamson Medical Center. Mr. Nelms was born in Petersburg to the late James Robert and Jessie Ruth Womack Nelms.

He was past president of the TWHBEA, and had a life-long passion as a Tennessee Walking Horse breeder and exhibitor. He was a member of the Brenthaven Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Nelms is survived by his wife of 60 years, Martha Nelson Nelms; a son, Bob (Becky) Nelms, College Grove; a daughter, Cindy Nelms (Mike) Dill, Franklin; brothers, Lewis R. (Marilyn) Nelms, Shelbyville, and Robert D. Nelms, Hallettsville, Texas; grandchildren, Dawn M. Dill, James Robert Nelms, Jr. and Jesse Ryan Nelms; and great-grandchildren, Jordan Riley Nelms, Peyton M. Nelms, and Kayrin R. Warren Nelms.

Visitation was held on Monday evening while funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Tabor officiating. Interment was in Old Orchard Cemetery, Petersburg. Family and friends served as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.