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Nelson R. Isom

Nelson R. Isom, 78, Waltonville died at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 15 
at his home in Waltonville.

Funeral services for Mr. Isom will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday 
at Fry Funeral Home in Waltonville with the Rev. Floyd Hartley 
officiating. Burial will follow in Knob Prairie Cemetery in 
Waltonville. Friends may visit after 6 p.m. today at the 
funeral home.

A retired truck driver, Mr. Isom was born Dec. 17, 1900, in 
Jefferson County to Ira and Zula (Clampet) Isom. On August 29, 1919, 
he married the former Inez V. Green, who preceded him in death 
in 1974.

Mr. Isom is survived by a son, Ralph Isom, Mt. Vernon; three 
daughters, Mrs. Bill (Evelyn) Tolley, Mt. Vernon, Mrs. Merle 
(Faye) Rightnowar, Mt. Vernon, and Mrs. Harry (Jean Ann) Scroggins, 
Waltonville; four sisters, Mrs. Gusta Lackey, Sesser, Mrs. Fern 
Atkins, Waltonville, Mrs. Eudene Dees, Waltonville, and Mrs. 
Louise Cox, Fulton, Mo.; five grandchildren; one foster grandchild; 
one great-grandchild; and two foster great-grandchildren.

Besides his wife and parents, Mr. Isom was prececed in death 
by two sons, a sister and three brothers.



Source: Mt. Vernon Register News 
Date: Dec. 1979
Submitted by: Rosemary Newell Atkins





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