Thursday, March 28, 1968
Spotlight On...

Mrs. Cora Nelson celebrated her 98th birthday March 26th. She was born in Eudora, Kansas, to Mr. and Mrs. Ed Shadd. She was one of seven children, four brothers and two sisters. She and one other sister, Mrs. Mabel Barnhart of Seattle, Wash. are the only two living in the older Shadd generation. Mrs. Nelson and the late Sam Nelson, a farmer of Parks, had four sons, Ernest, Wilburn and Earl of Waldron and Vern of Parks; three daughters, Mrs. Minnie Tolbert, Waldron, Mrs. John D. (Virgie) Alley of Okemah, Okla. and Mrs. Marvin (Adelia) Moore, Okla. City, Oklahoma. There are 19 grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren. The secret of her long and happy life is attributed to her faith in God and keeping busy. She is still very active in the home and her church, Fellowship Primitive Baptist, Pleasant Hill. A birthday celebration for Mrs. Nelson and Mrs. Minnie Tolbert was held in their home Sunday, March 24th. Those attending were: Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. John D. Alley, Mr. and Mrs. Wilburn Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Nelson and Milford Atchley, Mr. Glendale Sparks and son, Mr. and Mrs. Winton Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. M.C. Nelson and children, Mrs. Dorothy Herrin and Mrs. Beatrice Nix. Delicious refreshments were served. Both ladies wish to express their appreciation for many lovely gifts and good wishes. Mrs. Nelson was given a money tree. She has lived over 60 years in Scott County, in and around Waldron.

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