Nellie Buford Mealer Cawthon, 80, of Nashville, died Wednesday, June 15, 2011, at her residence following an extended illness.
A native of Marshall County, she was a daughter of the late Buford and Opal Stinks Mealer. Mrs. Cawthon was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Tommy Eugene Cawthon; three sisters; three brothers; and one grandson.
She is survived by her husband, Claude Cawthon of Phoenix, Ariz.; a daughter, Linda Faye Pewitt of Russellville, Ky.; two sons, Charles Sandlin Cawthon of Phoenix, Ariz. and Doyle Gene Cawthon of Nashville; three sisters, Elsie Boswell of Tullahoma, Phoebie West of Normandy, and Florene McCallister of Fairview; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. Friday, June 17, at Lawrence Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 18, from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with Dr. Joseph Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at Swanson Cemetery in Chapel Hill.
Lawrence Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.