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Ellon Grigsby Nelson

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Funeral services for Ellon Grigsby Nelson, 83 of Ruston will be 2PM Sunday, December 5, 2010 in the chapel of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Officiating will be Rev. Bill Reid and Rob Lary. Burial will follow in Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Nelson died Friday, December 3, 2010 following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Nelson is preceded in death by her husband Alfred A. Nelson and siblings Ernest Grigsby, Gene Grigsby, Elaine Pesnell and Yvonne Goss. She was a skilled seamstress who enjoyed needlepoint and quilting for years with the Grace Quilters. She also loved her Canasta Card group she played with for almost 50 years. Flowers were her hobby; arranging them as well as decorating for others. She loved cooking for family and friends. Ellon adored her grandchildren. She is survived by her son Rick Nelson and wife Kathy of Ruston; Grandchildren, Katie and husband Jay Garcia of Ruston and Lisa Ellon Nelson also of Ruston; Siblings, Chester Grigsby Jr. and wife Audrey of Shreveport, Geraldine and husband Bud Veatch of Grand Junction, CO, Glen Grigsby and wife Jan of Ruston, Sue and husband Paul Horton of Shreveport; Numerous Nieces, Nephews and extended family. Pallbearers will be Jeff Grigsby, Tim Goss, Gary Pesnell, Robert Goss, Jerry Grigsby and Chester Grigsby. Visitation will be Sunday December 5, 2010 from 12:30PM until 2PM service time at the funeral home. The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff of Alpine Guest Care Center and to the Grace United Methodist Church Pastoral Team. To leave an online message for the family, please visit www.owensmemorialfuneralhome.com.

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