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Nell Plum
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Avenell Plum, Known to her friends and family as “Nell”, best known as the Avon Lady to her town for just shy of 60 years. She dedicated much of her life to Avon and sacked thousands of orders over the years. She loved dressing up, wearing seasonal brooches and jewelry, collected Miss Ablee’s and many other Avon awards. Nell was a member of President’s Club, Rose Circle, and was honored during district meetings. A faithful member of First Baptist Church of Queen City and when in good health, she never missed her Sunday school class. She enjoyed traveling to many different countries, trips with her church family, and gardening. Birthdays and anniversaries were meticulously kept on her calendar and she was a quite proud to surprise many with yearly cards.

Nell loved fish fry’s, playing dominoes with friends and family and baking her famous blueberry or coconut cakes. For many years she crocheted and provided blankets for family and friends.

She dedicated time and effort to preserve and maintain the beautiful Courtland Cemetery where her grandparents, parents, and husband, Cranford Plum, are buried. This beautiful cemetery holds the rich history of her community. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you consider contributing to the Courtland Cemetery in honor of Nell Plum. You may make donations to: Courtland Cemetery, 132 CR 3663, Queen City, Texas 75572.

Nell Plum, age 89, of Queen City, went to be with the Lord, Monday, April 3, 2017 in an Atlanta nursing home. Nell was born August 6, 1927, in Cass County, Texas, to Homer and Minnie Mae McCarty. Visitation will be Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm followed by Graveside services at 4:00 pm, at Courtland Cemetery, under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service with Charles Lawrence officiating.

Survivors are her daughter, Cheryl Smith and husband Bill of McKinney, Texas; two granddaughters, Melody Cazares and husband Guillermo of Odessa, Texas, Amanda Hughes and husband Chris of McKinney, Texas; four great-grandchildren, Gabriel “Gabe” Hughes, Olivia “Liv” Hughes, AnaCatherine Cazares, and William Nicholas “Liam” Cazares; and a number of other relatives.

The family would like to thank the staff of Golden Villa Nursing Home and Heritage Hospice for the Loving Care they gave to Ms. Plum.

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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Hanner Funeral Service

Atlanta, Texas





4:00 PM
Graveside Service

Beech Creek Cemetery

Cemetery Details


Courtland Cemetery

339 CR 3437
Atlanta, Texas 75551


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