Nellie Mae Setney Arnett, 91, arrived in Heaven on Friday, January 18, 2013 from Pine Pointe Hospice and Palliative Care Center in Macon, GA. She was born on March 24, 1921 in Wayne County Georgia to Paul and Margaret (Maggie) Watson Setney.
Nellie grew up in Jesup, GA. She worked for many years as a seamstress for several local shirt factories. Later she was employed by Ward’s Sewing Basket, Grant’s Department store, and retired from K-Mart of Jesup. All of her public employment revolved around her love for sewing and her many years of experience as a seamstress. After retiring at age 65, she enrolled in continuing education classes in computer basics at, then, Altamaha Technical Institute in Jesup. She was a charter member of First Free Will Baptist church in Jesup and remained an active church member there until she moved to Baptist Village assisted living apartment complex in Waycross, GA in the mid 1990s.
Nellie’s hobbies were cooking, sewing, reading, and caring for children. She was also a member of the Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. She eventually moved to Macon, Georgia and was a resident at Warner Robins Rehabilitation Center.
Nellie was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Cleveland Arnett, Jr. in 1980.
She is survived by her 4 children: Clifford J. Arnett of Talbotton, GA, J.C. Arnett, III (wife Deborah Scarborough Arnett) of Kingsland, GA, Sue Arnett of Nashville, TN, and Nancy A. Copeland (husband Mike Copeland) of Macon, GA. 6 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held in the James R. Gordon Memorial Chapel of Howard & Jones Funeral Home at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 20, 2013. The family will receive friends and relatives one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to: Pine Pointe Hospice and Palliative Care Center, c/o Medcen Community Health Foundation, 777 Hemlock St., MSC 78, Macon, GA 31201.