Nell Marie Howard Landers, 86, of Rutledge, passed away Monday, February 1, 2021, at her home.

She was born in Summerville, retired as an administrative assistant with the University System of Georgia and was a longtime member of the Athens Road Runners.

Mrs. Landers was preceded in death by her husband, James Edward Landers, and is survived by her partner, William L. Hanson of Rutledge; children, Lisa Taylor (Gerry) of Bogart and James Steven Landers of Athens; half-sisters, Shirley Franklin and Carolyn Lee, both of Summerville; grandchildren, Christopher James Taylor (Ashley), Ryan Robert Taylor, Sarah Hendley Landers and James Lawson Landers.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, February 6, at 12:00 p.m., at Green Hills Memory Gardens in Summerville.

Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of arrangements.