Nelson, George W.

George W. Nelson, 78, of Portales died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006 at his daughter’s home in Glendale, Ariz.

He was born Feb. 22, 1927, in Erwin, Tenn., to Joseph Henry and Jenovne McCurry Nelson. He married Nettie Erickson on Dec. 9, 1966, in Reno, Nev. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1966 and owned George’s Home Maintenance.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and two brothers.

He is survived by a son, DeWayne Nelson (and wife, Cindy) of Vancouver, Wash., a daughter, Betty Tackett (Dale) of Glendale, Ariz.; a sister, Evelyn Haynes of Tennessee, four grandchidren and 12 great grandchildren.

The Rev. Dean Turvaville will officiate.

Entombment will be in the Plains Sanctuary Mausoleum at Mission Garden of Memories.

Arrangements are by Muffley Funeral Home.

Entombment will be in the Plains Sanctuary Mausoleum at Mission Garden of Memories.

Arrangements are by Muffley Funeral Home.