As the shade of evening sun settled over the city of Trion on Monday, the grim reaper of death swiftly and silently bore away the spirit of Nellie Bell Kilgore.

Nellie Hunter, daughter of Bob and Lillie Wilson Hunter, both deceased, was born January 11, 1920, and at an early age gave her life to the Master and joined Spring Creek Baptist Church, from where her funeral will be held on Wednesday July 2, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. by her former pastor Rev. Jimmy Wilborn and assisted by her present pastor James Sprayberry, both of them testifying to her faith in God, whom she daily served. She was a housewife and a member of the Ladies Adult Sunday School Class. Sad, sad is death, but when a mother, with a kind and devoted husband, a happy home with six dear children whom God had given them, ’tis then that we pause and think, oh why those children were left without a mothers love and care." But God in His infinite wisdom doth all things well, and we know that to her was the call, "well done thou good and faithful servant-enter thou into thy rest eternal."

Besides her parents, Nellie Kilgore was also preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Thomas Kilgore Sr., sisters, Edith Payne, and Boobie Ann Hunter; and a brother, R.T. Hunter.

Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, JoAnn and Ray Eller of Silsbee, TX; sons and daughter-in-law, Jesse and Charlotte Kilgore of Rome, C.L. Kilgore of Cartersville; Danny and Rachel Kilgore of Summerville; Thomas Woodrow Kilgore jr. and Bobby Kilgore of Trion; sisters, Edna Jones Fricks of Rome and Mamie Rodgers of Virginia Beach, VA; 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild ; serveral nieces and nephews also survived.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday July 2, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. at the Spring Creek Baptist Church. Interment will be in the Spring Creek Cemetery.

Visitation will be Tuesday July 1, 2008 at the Erwin Petitt Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m.

Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements for Mrs. Nellie Bell Hunter Kilgore who passed away on Monday.