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Jimmie Cole Nash

March 24, 1921 — November 17, 2020

Jimmie Cole Nash

Mrs. Jimmie Cole Nash, 99, was born in Franklin County on March 24, 1921, and passed away at Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Reppard C and Lula Brawner Cole; her husband of 66 years, Charlie F. Nash; two brothers, Benson Cole and Grady Roberts; and three sisters, Irene Cole, Nettie Smith, Mildred Minish, and Sarah Swindel.

She is survived by one brother, Marvin (Jennette) Cole, Franklin County; two sisters, Faye Cole, Franklin County, and Ann (Tom) Rogers, Powder Springs; a sister-in-law, JoAnn Nash Morton, Washington, Ga; and two children, Rep (Cecile) Nash, Valrico Fl, and Norma (Roy) Rice, Elberton.  She is also survived by three grandchildren, Laurie (Tony) Cuva, Tampa Fl, Chris (Amy) Nash, Tampa Fl, and Heather (Scot) Yarbrough, McCormick SC; six great-grandchildren, Zoe, Zach & Lainie Cuva, Tampa Fl, Eli & Charlie Nash, Tampa Fl, and Ellie Rae Yarbrough, McCormick, SC; and numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Jimmie was raised on a farm in Franklin County and after graduation from Franklin County H.S. in 1940, she completed administrative and secretarial courses in Clarkesville, Ga.  During WWII, she worked as a civilian employee repairing military aircraft at Warner Robins Army Air Depot (now Robins AFB) in Warner Robins Ga.  She also worked for many years at Fortson’s on Elberton’s town square.  Jimmie was a long-time member of the Friendship Sunday school class and the First Baptist Church of Elberton. 

In recent years she resided at Magnolia Estates in Elberton.  She loved the other residents, her caregivers, and the staff there, and she was very grateful for them.  She always said, “If I can’t be at home, this is the next best place.” 

Jimmie was a very selfless person, always putting the needs of others before her own.  Even in her last days, her thoughts were expressions of love for her caretakers, friends and family.

Mrs. Nash will lie in state at Berry Funeral Home on Friday, November 20, from 9AM until 4PM for those wishing to pay their respects and sign the guestbook. Due to the Coronavirus, there will be no formal visitation.

There will be a small private graveside service at Elmhurst Cemetery in Elberton with Rev. Gary Purvis officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Ramp Ministry (building ramps for anyone in need), Elberton First Baptist Church, 132 Heard St, Elberton, Ga 3065, or to the charity of your choice.

Those wishing may sign the online guestbook at

Berry Funeral Home and Crematory of Elberton is respectfully in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Jimmie Cole Nash.

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Lying In State

Friday, November 20, 2020

9:00am - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Berry Funeral Home & Crematory

1 Berry Lane, Elberton, GA 30635

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