Elsie Marie Nelson Lail, Class of 1946

ELSIE MARIE NELSON LAIL – age 88 of Topton, NC, passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2014, at UT Medical Center. Member of Red Marble Baptist Church in Andrews, NC. She obtained her RN at Knox General Hospital and attended NC State University. She also trained for US Cadet Nurse Corps. Elsie retired from the Knox County Health Department as a Registered Nurse and was the owner of Elsie’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant and The Garden Restaurant. She was also the owner and builder of investment properties and Manager of Nelson’s Nantala Campground. She served the community she loved and had an impeccable work ethic her entire life. A special article about her can be found at http://www.theandrewsjournal.com/articles/2011/08/17/features/doc4e4bf2b61bd09230344100.txt. She participated in the following: Daughters of the American Revolution, Konaheeta Women’s Club of Andrews, Andrews Chamber of Commerce, Topton Community Club, and as a Board Member of United Community Bank. Preceded in death by husbands, Jess W. Davis and W. G. Lail; brothers, Elbert and Eugene Nelson; and parents, John and Mary Nelson. Survived by son, Johnny Jess Davis and wife Linda; son, Jimmy Kyle Davis and wife Susan; grandchildren, Jason Davis and wife Kaylee, Jessica Mohr and husband Federico, and Judson Davis and wife Nikki; great grandchildren, Skylyn, Jessa and Anna Kate Davis; brother, Earl Nelson and wife Peggy; and sister, Louise Edwards. Funeral services will be 7:00 PM Thursday, February 6, 2014, at Bridges Funeral Home with Sr. Minister Bob Emmert officiating. Family and friends will meet 10:45 AM Friday at Thorn Grove Cemetery for an 11:00 AM interment with Pastor Craig Mintz officiating. The family will receive friends 6:00-7:00 PM on Thursday at Bridges Funeral Home, 5430 Rutledge Pike, 865-523-4999. www.bridgesfuneralhome.com

Source:  http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/knoxnews/obituary.aspx?pid=169517898

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