More Hastings/Nelson Obituaries

Ada Orlean Sanders

Giles Citizen
Oct. 2003

Mrs. Ada Orlean Sanders, 90, of Elkmont, Ala, formerly of Pulaski, died Oct. 18, 2003 at Athens-Limestone Hospital.

The Pulaski native was the daughter of the late Edward Taylor and Ada Anne Townsend Phillips and was married to the late Alvin Sanders.

Funeral services were to have been held today (Tuesday) at Carr and Erwin Funeral Home. Burial was to have been in Maplewood Cemetery.

Survivors include daughters, Barbara Holt of Elkmont, Ala, and Joyce Faye Hood of Pulaski; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

(Alvin Sanders was the son of William Marion Sanders and Virginia Josephine Hastings.)

Submitted by: Ruth Hasten Walsh

Phyllis S. Holt

Pulaski Citizen
November 21, 1995, p. B-5

Ms. Phyllis S. Holt, 41, of Nashville, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 1995, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Funeral services were held Sunday at the Church of the Messiah Episcopal in Pulaski with Gary Baldwin and Gary Kelly officiating. Burial was in Giles Memory Gardens. Bennett May Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

A native of Giles County, Ms. Holt was the daughter of the late Susie Mae Hastings Shelton. She was an account executive at Central Transport in Nashville.

Survivors include her father, James Elbert Shelton of Pulaski; one son, James William Holt of Pulaski; two brothers, Tommy May of Columbia and James E. Shelton Jr. of Pulaski; one sister, Carolyn Burton of Nashville.

Submitted by: Ruth Hasten Walsh

John Dennis Butler

Pulaski Citizen
Wednesday, November 27, 1974

John Dennis Butler, 74, of Route 2, Pulaski died Sunday November 24 in Fairhaven Nursing Home.

Funeral rites were conducted Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at Bennett May Chapel with the Rev. William Moss officiating. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery.

Native Giles Countian, he was the son of the late W.P. and Laura Abernathy Butler. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Pulaski and a retired farmer.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Alma (nee Nelson) Butler, three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Greer of Lebanon; Mrs. Frances Shannon of Oak Ridge; and Ms. Jane Bowser of Akron, Oh;, three sons, John M. Butler of Pulaski; Bill Butler of North Augusta, S.C.; and Bob Butler of Nashville; one sister, Mrs. Betty Jones of Pulaski; four brothers Pink M. Butler and Clayton Butler, both of Pulaski; Joe Butler of Byrum, Ala.; and Jack Butler of New York and 15 grandchildren.

(John Dennis Butler's widow, Alma Nelson Butler, was the daughter of Charles Henry Nelson and Alice Taylor and granddaughter of Charles W. Nelson and Cornelia Ann Hastings.)

Submitted by: Ruth Hasten Walsh

James Stanfield Rambo

Pulaski Citizen
Dec. 1956

James Stanfield Rambo, 61, Vice-President of The Union Bank in Pulaski, died of a heart attack at 9:30 p.m. Friday at his home on South First Street.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Bennett-May Funeral Home in Pulaski by Dr. Brude Strother, pastor, and Dr. W.H. Mansfield, associate pastor. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery in Pulaski. A native of Giles County, he was the son of Mrs. Esther Roden Rambo and the late Jim Rambo.

He was educated at Abernathy Preparatory School in Pulaski and entered the grocery business as a young man. He was associated with The Union Bank for more than forty years having served as a member of the force in the capacity of bookkeeper, teller and as Assistant Vice-President in that period.

Mr. Rambo was a member of First Methodist Church, the Pulaski American Legion Post and the Masonic Lodge, chairman of Giles County Election Commission, was a partner in the Smith and Rambo Insurance agency and a director of the Austin Hewitt Home for the Aged Women in Pulaski.

Surviving beside his mother, are his wife, Mrs. Lucille Edmundson Rambo; a sister, Mrs. Ethel Lee Stuckey, Gordo, Ala; a brother, Ben Rambo, Pulaski; two half-sisters, Mrs. Elise Tarpley and Mrs. A.D. Hobbs, both of Pulaski; and a half-brother, A.R. Rambo, Dallas, Texas.

(J.S. Rambo's widow, Lucille Edmundson Rambo, was the daughter of Patrick Edmundson and Annie Ruth Whitfield and the granddaughter of John Willis Whitfield and Mary Elizabeth Hastings.)

Submitted by: Ruth Hasten Walsh

Matthew J. Watson

Pulaski Citizen
December 9, 1959

Funeral services for Matthew J. Watson, 75, Bunker Hill merchant and farmer, were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home conducted by the Rev. J.W. McCollough. Burial took place in Pisgah Cemetery. Mr. Watson died Sunday morning at his home at Bunker Hill.

A native of Giles County, he was born December 11, 1883, the son of the late James Watson and Sarah Elizabeth Hastings (aka Sarah Elizabeth "Lizzy" Hasten) Watson.

Mr. Watson is survived by one brother, Neely Watson, Bunker Hill; and several nephews and nieces.

Bennett-May and Company in charge of arrangements.

(Matthew J. Watson was the grandson of John Hastings (aka John Hasten) and Paralee Ann Holbert and the step-son of George Washington Bass.)

Submitted by: Ruth Hasten Walsh