January 24, 2022

Mr. Delton Nelms

Mr. Delton Nelms, age 66 of Franklin, Georgia passed away on January 22, 2015 at the LaGrange Nursing and Rehab Center in LaGrange, Georgia.

Funeral services for Mr. Nelms were conducted on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at the Stutts Funeral Home Chapel in Franklin, Georgia with the Reverend Michael Hornsby officiating. Music was provided by Leesa Stutts Cotthran.

Those serving as pallbearers were Patrick Gordon, Bobby Davis, Craig Marshall, and Don Toney. The interment followed in the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Nelms was born in Franklin, Georgia on March 24, 1948, the son of the late Naomi Gibson Nelms and Zed Nelms. He was a member of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Franklin, Georgia. He was a hard worker who enjoyed all aspects of his job. He held several post at Kaydon Filtration before his retirement.

All of the nieces and nephews and local children were recipients of his generosity. “Uncle Delton” was the giver of many trips to the fast food restaurants. Gospel music was a favorite of his, especially the Gaither Vocal Band. Even though he was a quiet man he loved to tell corny jokes. His family and friends were the joy of his life. He will be missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by two sisters, Durell and Phyllis Nelms Marshall of LaGrange, GA., and Judy Bishop of AL.; devoted sister-in-law, Jeanette Cavender of LaGrange, GA.; and a number of adoring nieces and nephews.

Other than his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Shirley Ann Nelms Cavender, and Lynn Gail Nelms Smith.

Those who wish may write memorial tributes at www.stuttsfuneralhome.com.

Stutts Funeral Home of Franklin, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.


  1. Linda Gasaway says

    I worked with Delton at Kaydon years ago, and I though a lot of him. Sorry for your loss. Ray and Gail Gasaway Hogansville Ga.

    • Phyllis Nelms Marshall says

      Thank you so much for your comment. Delton loved his job at Kaydon and the people he worked with. One of the things he will be remembered by is his “corney Jokes” he loved to tell. He loved people and in last couple years he got close to the Lord. Know he is happy and is not suffering any more.

  2. Jimmy Bailey says

    I had not seen Delton in probably 30 years. We were good friends in school and I always enjoyed his jokes and sense of humor. As often happens, we grew apart after our school days were over. I am so sorry that he has passed. Jimmy Bailey. HCHS class of 1966

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