Lee Artis "Pete" Nelms Sr.

24 April, 193610 May, 2021

Lee Artis "Pete" Nelms Sr., 85, of Athens, passed away Monday, May 10, 2021.

Born in Madison County, Mr. Nelms was a son of the late William Howard Nelms and Osie Lugina Sorrow Nelms. He retired from Wellington Puritan Mill where he worked as a supervisor. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and being around the ballfield.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Nelms was preceded in death by his wife, Callie Elizabeth “Peggy” Nelms; granddaughter, Stacey Denise Osborne; and brothers, Curtis Nelms and J.W. Nelms.

Survivors include children, Lee Nelms Jr. of Athens, Tyler Nelms (Lynn) of Florida, Rechelle Osborne (Mark) of Arnoldsville and Todd Nelms of Hull; brothers, Donald Nelms and Joe Nelms; sisters, Lucille Faulkner (Billy), Charlene Carithers, Virginia Myers and Dorothy Dalton; grandchildren, Rebekah Nelms, Tara Booth, Michael Osborne, Wendy Osborne, Wendell Lee Nelms, Christopher Nelms and Jerry Nelms; 12 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, May 12, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Bernstein Funeral Home.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, May 13, at 2:00 p.m., at Evergreen Memorial Park, with Pastors Jimmy Edwards and Mitch Elder officiating.

Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


  • Jordan Nelms
  • Jackson Nelms
  • Joey Nelms
  • Michael Osborne
  • Chris Nelms
  • Jerry Nelms


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, 12 May , 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, 13 May , 2021


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Joy Waters

14 May 2021

I worked with Lee, for many years, at Wellington. He was such a good person with a kind soul. I know he will be missed so much by his family, my thoughts and prayers all with all of you.

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