Thomasville Times Enterprise


April 21, 2014

Pearl Floyd Nelms

THOMASVILLE — Services for Pearl Floyd Nelms, 84, of Sylvester, formerly of Albany, Ga., are 2 p.m., Thursday, April 24, 2014 at First Baptist Church of Sylvester. The Rev. Dr. Ben Bush will officiate and interment follows in Sunset Cemetery in Meigs. Mrs. Nelms died Wednesday, April 16, at her residence. A native of Coolidge, Ga.,, born to the late William Henry Floyd and Eddie Bell Floyd, Mrs. Nelms moved to Albany, GA in 1958. She was married to the late Alvin Clinton Nelms and was employed by Davis Bros. Suburban at the Victory Club from 1960 until 1971 and was employed at Merry Acres Restaurant from 1971 until 1992. Mrs. Nelms was a former member of Lakeside Baptist Church and was a current member of the First Baptist Church of Sylvester. Survivors include a daughter, Phyllis Nelms of Sylvester; her grandchildren, Sheree (Mark) Harrell of Sylvester, Clint (Kyla) Nelms of Doerun, Jay (Claire) Owen of St. Augustine, fla., John (Julie) Owen of Milwaukee, Wisc., Katie (David) Sneed of Richardson, Texas, Kari Owen of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Kristin Owen of Jacksonville, Fla.; her great-grandchildren, Curtis Creel, Sarah Harrell, Clayton Rogers, Taylor Nelms, Hayden Owen, Oliver Owen, Lincoln Owen, Eva Pearl Owen; a great-great-grandchild, Bentley Creel; and two sisters, Leta Allmond of Evans, and Lilly Murray of Sneads Ferry, NC. She was preceded in death by a son, Alan Nelms; four sisters; and four brothers. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home. To sign our online registry or to send condolences to the family, visit — Mathews Funeral Home


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