Vennie Aldorah (Tramel) Nelson
1907 - 1991
Navarro County, Texas


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Vennie “Tramel” Nelson, 84, of Corsicana, died December 23, 1991, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Northside Baptist Church, with Dr. David Hale officiating.  Burial will be in the Prairie Point Cemetery.  Griffin Roughton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, William Edward Nelson of Dickinson and Ronald Tramel Nelson of San Antonio; one daughter Helen Jo Pownell of Fulshear; nine grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two brothers John Tramel of Tom Bean and Foy Brown of Kerens; and four sisters, Leolar Warren and Mildred Warren, both of Kerens, Etta Brown of Powell, and Betty Mann of Fort Worth.                                       


  • The above obituary probably appeared in the Corsicana Dailey Sun on December 24, 1991.

  • Vennie Aldorah Tramel Nelson was born August 29, 1907, near Bazette, Texas, on her father’s farm.  She was the first of seven children born to William Jasper Tramel and Sarah Beatrice “Bedie” Deskin Tramel.  She attended the Wilson School near Bazette.  On February 2, 1927, at the Methodist Parsonage in Bazette, she married Joe Bailey Nelson, also a native of Navarro County.  They lived a few years in Navarro County before moving to the “oil patch” in East Texas, near Overton and New London.  They lived in various Texas towns (mostly in East Texas) during Joe’s 36 years with Humble Oil & Refining Co. (Exxon), returning to Corsicana in 1973.  They were married for over 53 years.

  • Vennie combined her love of learning, history, and family by starting a genealogy legacy in her family that remains very active to this day.  She was a member of the Navarro County Genealogical Society and contributed much to the historical archives of Navarro County.  She instilled and fostered the benefits of an education in her children, resulting in all three of her children graduating from college.  She also made the best pies, pound cake, and fried catfish in all of Navarro County.
  • Submitted by Ron Nelson - July 2003

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