Nellie Sedman Abel (86)
Published: Monday, October 28, 2013
Nellie Sedman Abel, 86, of Dayton, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at her home. She was born March 6, 1927, in Rhea Springs to the late George and Elizabeth McNutt Sedman. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lesley Abel.
A resident of Dayton all of her life, Nellie was a homemaker and an artist, with many hobbies such as sewing, crocheting, quilting, knitting, canning and making pies. Nellie was a member of Dayton First United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school for many years.
Nellie is survived by her two sons, Robert Daniel (Vera) Abel and George Douglas Abel and her daughter, Janice (David) McMichael all of Dayton; her grandchildren, Aaron Bradley (Becca) Abel of Nashville, Adam McMichael and Dana McMichael, both of Dayton; great-granddaughter, Hanna Grace Abel of Nashville, Tenn; one brother, Tim (Nina) Sedman of Dallas, Texas, and one sister, Mary Coxey of Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Funeral services for Nellie will be held Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the chapel of Vanderwall Funeral Home with her pastor, Rev. Ken Pierce, officiating. She will be laid to rest next to her husband in Rhea Memory Gardens in Dayton.
Please share your memories of Nellie on her online guest register at www.vanderwallfh.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dayton First United Methodist Church or Hospice of Chattanooga.
The family is being served by Vanderwall Funeral Home where they will receive friends Wednesday after 5 p.m.
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