Mrs. Nellie Ruth Tatum Silvers


Mrs. Nellie Ruth Tatum Silvers, 86, of Ranger, Georgia, passed away at her residence on Saturday, December 19, 2020.

Mrs. Silvers was born in Pickens County, Georgia, on October 28, 1934, daughter of the late Leon and Wincie Pauline Wyatt Tatum. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Eugene Silvers. In addition to being a homemaker, prior to retirement, she was employed by the Gordon County School System at Fairmount Elementary School and had served as a substitute teacher, library aide and lunchroom worker. She was a devout Christian and was a faithful member of Fairview Church of God.

Survivors include her daughters, Wanda (Harrison) Parker, of Chatsworth, Sheri (Michael) Ponders, of Chatsworth, Cindy (John) Howard, of Richmond Hill, and Christie (Larry) Temples, of Ranger; son, Michael Silvers, of Ranger; sisters, Willene Young and Marcelle (Johnny) Elrod; brothers, James (Sandra) Tatum, Gordon (Dolly) Tatum, Ed (Stella) Tatum, Leonard (Judy) Tatum, David (Paula) Tatum and Tony (Judy) Tatum; eight grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Mrs. Nellie Ruth Tatum Silvers were held Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at 4 p.m. from Fairview Church of God with Rev. Terry Jones and Rev. Eddie Umbehant officiating. Burial followed in the Church cemetery with Rev. Johnny Parker officiating.

The family received friends Wednesday, December 23, between the hours of 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. at Fairview Church of God, 3050 Taylor Town Road NE, Ranger, Georgia 30734.

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The Brannon family and staff were honored to serve the family of Nellie Ruth Tatum Silvers of Ranger.


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