Nellie B. Hollars Perry

Born in Franklin, TN on June 25, 1924

Departed on December 7, 2017 and resided in Ashland City, TN

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Mrs. Nellie B. (Hollars) Perry, age 93, of Ashland City, went to be with her heavenly father Thursday, December 07, 2017. She was born June 25, 1924 in Franklin, Tennessee to the late Amos and Minnie (Burns) Hollars.  Besides her parents, she is also preceded in death by her husband, John R. Perry, Jr.; son, David E. Spence (Mollie); son, Robert N. Spence(Kaye);  daughter, Jean Ghent; step-son, Johnny Wayne Perry; granddaughter, Nakina Spence; sister, Mildred Woods; sister, Pearlie Andrews; brother, Robert Hollars and brother Wilburn Hollars.

Mrs. Perry a longtime West Nashville resident and worked at Sunshine Center Laundry for 20 years. She is remembered by her fierce love and support for her children and grandchildren.  She is also known for her green thumb and her incredible talent and love of sewing.

Mrs. Perry is survived by her son, William L. Spence (Loyce) of Fairview; son, Kenneth W. Spence (Teresa) of Fairview; son, Virgil M. Spence (Rita) of Nashville; daughter, Frances Gentry (Memphis); step-daughter, Linda Ray (David) of Nashville; step-daughter, Brenda Hunt (Steve) of Nashville; step-daughter, Rita Perry of Nashville; sister, Daisy Hollars Potts; 18 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, 18 great- grandchildren; and 4 great great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, December 9, 2017 at West Harpeth Funeral Home with Dr. Hubert Cunningham officiating. Interment will follow at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens.  The family will receive friends Friday from 3:30-8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 -11:15 a.m.  West Harpeth Funeral Home directing.

6 Comments to Nellie B. Hollars Perry

  1. Derrickson Family
    December 8, 2017 7:56 am

    My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends during this difficult time. By means of the resurrection, please be comforted that soon you can be reunited with your loved one, Nellie. John 11:25 gives us that promise and reassurance. Through prayer and comfort from the scriptures, I hope that you can find peace and strength. I’m sorry for your loss.

  2. Jill Gentry Webb
    December 8, 2017 9:37 am

    Granny was one of a kind. Rarely visited her without hee hawing with laughter. I spoke with granny about Jesus just last week and she had a very gentle sweet smile. It’s hard on those of us left in this world , but I totally agree with the previous comment about being reunited with loved ones. We have an awesome God— the hope of Heaven makes my heart feel so good. I’m sure her sweet fun spirit is roaming the
    streets of gold. Special prayers for all of our hearts, but especially Terry Spence.
    Terry has gone above and beyond in the care of our granny. The world could use
    more Terry’s. Thank you cousin for everything. Jill Gentry Webb

  3. TD
    December 15, 2017 6:31 am

    Our hearts go out for the Perry family and friends. Please know our Heavenly Father Jehovah God will remember your loved one and know he is “the God of all comfort.” The Bible says: “Throw your burden upon Jehovah himself, and he himself will sustain you.” (Psalm 55:22) The Bible compares death to sleep. It speaks of ‘falling asleep in death.’ (Psalm 13:3)

  4. Kaye Goddard Spence
    February 3, 2019 2:06 am

    Nellie did have a son Robert Neil Spence that passed in 2001 and he loved his mother very much even though he always called her Granny..For some reason not one picture of him was in the family video of all her other sons, daughters, grand children and great grand children. Heart breaking….

  5. Kaye Goddard Spence
    February 3, 2019 2:13 am

    Nellie did have a son Robert Neil Spence that passed in 2001. He loved his mother even though he called her Granny. . There was no pictures of Robert in the family video of all the brothers, sisters, grand children and great grand children. Only one picture of Robert’s children , Nellie’s grand children also. Very heart breaking.

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