Mary Parton Nelson

May 06, 2013

Loving Mother,  Grandmother

MAGGIE VALLEY  — Mary Parton Nelson, 83, of Maggie Valley, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2013, at MedWest-Haywood Hospital.  She was born in Haywood County July 11, 1929, to the late Clifton Earl and Bessie Mae Rich Parton.  She was a member of Victory Baptist Church. She had a special love for her dog, Cha Cha.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Edward “Bud” Nelson; sister, Lucy Parton Lee; three grandchildren, Michael Nelson, Leslie Nelson, and Melanie Nelson.

Survivors include her children, Dwight (Carolyn) Nelson, Eddie (Nancy) Nelson, Sue Trawick, and Nancy (Ed) Richardson; four grandchildren, Tracy Nelson, Jamie Rathbone, David Nelson and Tobie Wyatt; three great-grandchildren; and one great- great-grandchild.

Funeral services for Mary will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, in the Chapel of Garrett Funerals and Cremations with the Rev. Jerry Nelson officiating.  The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service at the funeral home.

Burial will be held at Garrett Hillcrest Memorial Park.

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