Mildred Nelms

Mildred Marie Bowers Nelms, 91, of Franklin left this life on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Berea Church of Christ near Rives, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of services Saturday at the church.
White-Ranson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She was born Aug. 2, 1926, in Union City to the late Athie and Mozelle Bowers.
She lived her early years in No. 7 community, later graduating from Rives High School. She married the late Quitman Nelms on Oct. 21, 1944, and lived in Union City for 32 years.
She was a co-owner of Nelms Market and later moved to Franklin in 1985. She loved to crochet and chat with friends for hours.
She is survived by her daughter, Wilma Nelms Cooley of Franklin; daughter-in-law, Marcia Nelms of Nashville; her grandchildren and the delight of her life, Chad Cooley of Franklin, Kayce (Brandon) Arney of Fairview, Chris (Amanda) Nelms of Nashville, Jennifer (Josh) Coats of Brentwood and Lindsey (Bryan) Pellegrin of Hilton Head, S.C.; great-grandchildren, Cameron, Taylor Abby, Karlee, Shae, Brysen and Will; great-great-grandchildren, Colt and Andrew; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Quitman; son, Gary; grandson, Kenneth Jr.; brother, Gerald; and son-in-law, Ken.
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