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Wetzel "Rags" Nelson

September 5, 1925 ~ July 30, 2018 (age 92)
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Wetzel “Rags” Nelson, 92 of Mt. Gay died Monday, July 30, 2018 at Trinity Healthcare Services of Logan after battling Alzheimer’s for many years. He was born September 5, 1925 at Godby Branch to the Late Fred and Emma (Burke Thompson) Nelson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife; Della Collins Nelson, sons; Johnny Earl & Richard Lee, one daughter; Judy Frankum, one granddaughter; Teresa MacDonald, three sisters; Ethel Nelson, Ruby Canterbury and Virginia Frye. Wetzel is survived by his daughters; Barbara (John) Harden of Stollings and Sylvia Adkins of Switzer, one brother; John Paul (Celia) Nelson of Cora, seven grandchildren; Kimberly (Donnie) Jenkins of Naugatuck, Tiffany Arbogast  of OH, Sherry MacDonald of Switzer, Mickey Frankum and Richard (Cathy) Frankum both of Whitman, Jason Harden of McConnell, Jennifer Roberts of Chesapeake, OH, fourteen great- grandchildren, eight great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. Wetzel was retired from Youngstown Mining but had worked at Dehue Mines and the Omar #5. He loved to coon hunt and tell stories for hours and was stubborn as the day was long. A funeral service will be held 1:00 PM Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 at Collins Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Harden officiating. Visitation will be held a hour prior. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn at Pecks Mill, WV. Collins Funeral Home of Switzer, WV has been entrusted with arrangements.

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