Explorers Bible Study teacher

Published 12:00 am Saturday, August 11, 2012

COURTLAND–Helen Hamilton Nelson, 89, died Friday, August 10, 2012 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi, Oxford, after a brief illness.

She was an assistant teacher and discussion leader of the Explorers’ Bible Study in Batesville for 33 years.

Born in Nashville, TN in 1922, she was the daughter of Lillian Patterson Hamilton and Bernard Hamilton.

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She was preceded in death by her husband, John G. Nelson Jr.; and two brothers, Bernard Gibson Hamilton and David Lamar Hamilton.

A funeral service will be held at the Dickins Funeral Home chapel at 3 p.m. Monday, August 13 with visitation preceding the service starting at 1 p.m. John Howell Jr. and Marni McKenzie will officiate. Burial will follow at the the Enid Oak Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include her son, John G. Nelson III (Margaret) of Courtland; daughter, Rosemary Howell (John) of New Orleans, LA; grandchildren John Howell Jr. (Jennifer) of Batesville, John G. Nelson IV (Madilynn), also of New Orleans; Mary Catherine Civjan (Jason) of Seattle, WA; David Howell (Charlotte) of Holcomb, Mary Howell Taylor (Phillip) of South Milwaukee, WI, and six great grandchildren.