October 31, 2020

Mrs. Edith Nelms

IMG_2145Mrs. Edith Wilson Nelms, age 86 of Franklin, Georgia passed away at her daughter’s home on January 10, 2016.

Mrs. Nelms was born on October 13, 1929 in Heard County, Georgia, the daughter of the late, Laura Mae Walston Wilson Nelms, and John Parker Wilson.

She married the love of her life, William Douglas “Jet” Nelms at a very early age and together they had one child, Jackie. They were long time members of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church.

In 1952 she and Jet opened the Nelms Grocery Store in the Mount Pleasant community of Heard County. The store was a popular spot due to the personalities of both of its owners. Around Christmas it was especially crowded due to the fact that the couple somehow managed to sneak in a good supply of fireworks, and novelties for the children.

In their later years she also assisted in Mr. Jet’s cattle business. Mrs. Edith loved reading Romance Novels, and listening to county western music. She will long be remembered for her spunky and friendly personality.

Funeral services for Mrs. Nelms will be conducted on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. from the Stutts Funeral Home Chapel. The interment will follow at the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive guests at the funeral home one hour prior to service time.

She is survived by her daughter Jackie Wilson of Franklin, GA.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Other than her parents she was preceded in death by her beloved husband Jet Nelms.

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

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


  1. Tami Steele says

    Love and prayers for all her family. I have very fond memories of going to their store when I was a teenager.
    I remember when we would ride motorcycles over there late at night after they were closed. Jet would get out of bed and open the store for us. 🙂

    • Tami, you bring back memories even though I wasn’t around as much as you were due to where you lived. The memories came back vividly after you commented. As a kid, I thought how “cool” it would be to reside in a nice home that was also a store / general mercantile and gas station. I enjoyed when my Grand Dad and Dad would often take me there. It was a different time and W.J. Walston or Roger Hyatt would spend an hour or so talking to Mr. Jet about cattle and farming. Back then, children stayed quiet as grownups spoke. I learned a lot by just listening them discuss tractors, farming, prices of livestock and happenings around the county. Mrs. Edith and Mr. Jet were made for each other and they both built a successful business and were considered large land owners as well as owning and operating a large farm.

  2. Frank Foster says

    Prayers to the family of Ms Edith. May the sadness go away quickly. I remember getting a small dog from Ms Edith and Mr Jet that was causing problems when their daughter has a grandchild. The dog apparently jealous. My Dad delivered Colonial Bread to their store in the 60’s. They gave “Chow – Chow” to us. He adjusted well to our family. Chow-Chow really loved coffee for breakfast.

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