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Ruby Nell ‘Aunt Nell’ Tennison

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Graveside services for Ruby Nell “Aunt Nell” Tennison, 87, of Sulphur Springs will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 22, in the Nelta Cemetery with Keith Kilmer officiating.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Ruby Nell “Aunt Nell” Tennison passed away at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas Friday afternoon, March 20, 2009.

She was born in the Nelta community on July 12, 1921, the daughter of John Franklin Pierce and Mary Emeline (Mamie) Welch Pierce.

She married Robert Lee Tennison in Georgetown on January 25, 1946. He preceded her in death in 2002.

Mrs. Tennison was a retired teacher. She was a member of The League Street Church of Christ. She was also a member of the Alabama Teachers Association and the National Education Association.

Survivors include many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four sisters and one brother.

Memorials may be made to the Nelta Cemetery Association.

Arrangements are under the direction of  Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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