JoAnn Nelms

Georgia

TUNNEL HILL JoAnn Marie Clayton Nelms, 83, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, March 25, 2012.A resident of the Tunnel Hill area for the past 58 years, she was a homemaker and a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Ooltewah.She was preceded in death by her son, Rev. John C. Clayton; parents, George and Lilly Beshears Gilbert and five siblings.She is survived by five children, Katy Clayton, of Apison, Beverly Ann (Wayne) Ackerman, of Tunnel Hill, Patricia (Billy) Vaughn, of Chattanooga, Sheliah (Danny) Honeycutt, of Etowah, Tenn.., and Doug Clayton, of Dalton, Ga.; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be held noon Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. James Langston officiating.Interment will follow at Nellie Head Baptist Church Cemetery.The family will receive friends from 3-9 p.m. today and Wednesday until funeral time at the funeral home.An online register book may be signed at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com.Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Home Wallis-Stewart Chapel Ringgold, Ga.

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