Claudine Essie Nelms

Claudine Essie Nelms of Cleveland passed away Monday, March 5, 2018. She was 78.

Mrs. Nelms was born Aug. 20, 1939, in Clarkesville, to the late Rev. Estes Littleton and Ethel Ivester Littleton. She was a homemaker, and attended Full Gospel Fellowship.

Claudine was preceded in death by her husband, Odis Nelms; and sisters, Delores Pless and Leona McCallister.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Bryan and Michelle Nelms of Cleveland, Doug and Vanessa Nelms of Cleveland, and Larry and Janice Littleton of Toccoa; brother and sister-in-law, Luther and Hazel Littleton of Mt. Airy; brother, Gatha Littleton of Toccoa; sister and brother-in-law, Inez and Frank McCallister of Batesville; caregivers, Beverly Gerrell and Megan Jones; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at the Chapel of Barrett Funeral Home. The Rev. Dennis Taylor and the Rev. Lloyd Martin will officiate. Interment will follow at Macedonia United Methodist Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Paul Hunter officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Online condolences can be made to the family at

Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland was in charge of arrangements.

White County News - Cleveland, Georgia
March 8, 2018

White County News

Mailing Address:
13 E. Jarrard St.
Cleveland, Ga 30528

Phone: 706-865-4718
Fax: 706-865-3048