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Nellie Hood

November 13, 1944 — December 29, 2023

Nellie Ray Hood, 79, of Delano, TN passed away peacefully in her sleep Friday, December 29, 2023.

Nell loved the Lord and her family. She was a member of Faith Baptist Tabernacle in Athens, TN. Nell loved the outdoors and her favorite activites were fishing, Camping, and throwing horseshoes. She was a loving wife and mother. Her husband describes her as "the most loving woman he knew in his lifetime!" Nell was a living example of God's grace.

She is preceded in death by her mother and father Ira Slaughter and Madeline Watkins; son Jeffrey Lynn Hatmaker; sisters; Ruth Lane Bettis and Virginia Faye Banther; brothers Dale and Jimmy Slaughter.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband of many years Billy Gene Hood; son Wayne Hatmaker; stepson David Hood; Stepdaughter Nancy Sheffler; sister Freda (Dewayne) Frazier; brothers Marvin (Ethel) Slaughter and Gary Slaughter; many nieces, nephews, and friends.

A celebration of life service will be held at 1pm on Tuesday January 2nd at Faith Baptist Tabernacle in Athens, TN with visitation prior from 11am until 1pm. Nell will be laid to rest following the service at Earl's Cemetery with Billy Banther, Chuck Thompson, Tim Evans, Mark Jenkins, Jason Frazier, and Dyllan Jenkins serving as pallbearers. Pastor Jeff Evans will be officiating the service.

You are invited to share a personal memory of Nell or your condolences with her family at her online memorial located at www.companionfunerals.com. Companion Funeral Home and the Cody family are honored to assist the Hood family with these arrangements.

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Visitation

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

11:00am - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Faith Baptist Tabernacle

3115 TN-39, Athens, TN 37303

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Faith Baptist Tabernacle

3115 TN-39, Athens, TN 37303

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