Meridian Star


July 2, 2013

Sarah Ethridge Nelson

MERIDIAN —     Services for Sarah Ethridge Nelson, of Macon will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Cockrell Funeral Home in Macon with Bro. Allen Mapp officiating.  Interment will be in the Mashulaville Cemetery. Cockrell Funeral Home of Macon is in charge of arrangements.

    Mrs. Nelson, 74, was born on April 22, 1939 to the late George C. and Dean Sennett Ethridge in Mashulaville. She attended school in Kemper County and was a graduate of EMJC. She received her nursing degree from Meridian Community College. She retired from Noxubee County Nursing Home after 20 years of service. Mrs. Nelson was an active member of West Side Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

    Mrs. Nelson is survived by her daughter: Diann Beard of Macon; three sons, Henry (Bubba) Nelson of Macon, John T. Nelson of Alpine, Texas, and Michael Curry Nelson of Macon; sister in law, June Ethridge of Omaha, Neb.; 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.     

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry C. Nelson.

    Memorials may be made to Central Academy, P.O. Box 231, Macon, MS  39341. To sign online guest register, visit .

    Visitation will be held Tuesday two hours prior to the service.

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