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Charles "C.L." Nelms

July 2, 1927 — December 17, 2016

Charles L. Nelms” C.L”., 89, of Benton, TN passed away Saturday, December 17, 2016 at a local health care facility.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Henry Nelms, and Stella Lena Clements; sons, Swan (Ud) Nelms, John Nelms; sister, Carrie Demumbree; brothers, John Franklin, Ernest Nelms.

He is survived by his son, George and wife JoAnn Nelms, of Benton; 5 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at Higgins Funeral Home, with the Reverend Bennie Watson and Reverend Quinn Green officiating. Interment will be at 11AM Wednesday December 21, at the Old Ocoee Cemetery.  A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service.    

The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at Higgins Funeral Home.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Nelms family guestbook at www.higginsfuneral.com.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Higgins Funeral Home

6439 US-411, Benton, TN 37307

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Starts at 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Higgins Funeral Home

6439 US-411, Benton, TN 37307

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Interment

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Old Ocoee Cemetery

TN-314, Benton, TN 37307

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