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Don W.  Nelson
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Obituary for Don W. Nelson

Donald Nelson age 69, of Atlanta, Texas, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, May 09, 2018, in a Texarkana, Texas hospital.

Don was born September 23, 1948 in San Francisco, California to Sydney and Lovie Nelson. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed wood working and a Baptist by faith. Don loved fishing, traveling, and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife Shirley Medders-Nelson of Atlanta, Texas; two daughters; Tiffany McFarland and husband Derric of Texarkana, Texas, Sheree Sheridan and husband Jamie of Lula, Georgia; sons, Troy Nelson and wife Summer of Texarkana, Texas, Brock Phillips of California; six grandchildren, Ashley, Ava Claire, Annistyn, Whitney, Tyler, Parker; nephew, Robert Nelson and wife Suzanna of Keller, Texas; and a number of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be 2:00 pm, Saturday, May 12, 2018, in the Hanner Funeral Chapel, with Tim Brown officiating.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service.

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103 West Main Street
Atlanta, Texas 75551


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