May 19, 1990
MATT T. NELMS
SMITHFIELD – Matt Thomas Nelms, 74, died Friday, May 18, in Riverside Regional Medical Center, Newport News.
A native resident of Isle of Wight, Mr. Nelms was a member of Smithfield Baptist Church. He retired as owner of Nelms Plumbing, which he started in 1945.
Survivors include his wife, M. Josie Crumpler Nelms; two daughters, Bettie N. Lange of Virginia Beach and Mary N. Faust of Frankfort, Ind.; two sons, Waverly T. Nelms and David M. Nelms, both of Smithfield; one sister, Emily N. Turner of Ivor; one half-sister, Ethel Bable of Newport News; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Colonial Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Chuckatuck.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight in the funeral home.