Nellie Mae Maples

Nellie Mae Maples, 86, passed away Monday, Feb. 6, 2006 in Pensacola, FL. She was born on Dec. 14, 1919 in Bruce, FL.

Maples had been a resident of DeFuniak Springs for the last two years after moving from Freeport, where she had lived since 1950. She was Assembly of God by faith and a member of the Bruce Assembly of God Church. She loved to fish and squirrel hunt. Maples loved her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great- grandchildren.

Maples was predeceased by her mother, Virginia Clark. She is also predeceased by her husband, John Maples Sr.; two sons, Calbert Clark and Ray Maples; and two brothers, Orvis Clark and Lindsey Clark.

Maples is survived by her son, John Maples Jr. and his wife, Christel, of DeFuniak Springs; as well as one sister, Magdeline Hilligoss, of Bruce. Maples is survived by five grandchildren, Sandy Carnley, Keith Maples, Willie Ray Maples and wife, Jennifer, Timothy Maples and Travis Maples; four step-grandchildren, Lynn Lynch and husband, Tony, Robert Whatley and wife, Lori, Callie Brecker and husband, B.J. and Laura Marks and husband, Bruce; five great-grandchildren; 11 step-great grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006, in the chapel of Clary-Glenn Funeral Home; 230 Park Avenue, DeFuniak Springs, FL, with Rev. James White officiating.

Burial followed in Magnolia Cemetery.

[Source: The DeFuniak Springs Herald, February 16, 2006, Page 7-B]

[Burial: Magnolia Cemetery, DeFuniak Springs]