Browning Funeral Home

141 West Oxford Street, Pontotoc, MS


Nelta Browning

January 7, 1926December 7, 2019

Nelta Anita Browning, age 93, passed away Saturday, December 7, 2019 at West Hills Health and Rehab in Knoxville, TN. She was born January 20, 1926 to Minnie Pearl Morris and Foster Alexander Robbins. Nelta was a graduate of Hurricane High School and retired from Goldsmith’s in Memphis, TN. She was a former member of Colonia Hills Baptist Church, and a member of Bellevue Baptist Church. Nelta enjoyed crocheting, knitting and quilting.

Services will be at 1:00 PM Thursday, December 12, 2019 at Shady Grove Baptist Church with Rev. David Barnette officiating; burial will follow in the Shady Grove Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc is honored to assist the family with the arrangements.

Survivors include her two daughters, Betty Dianne Webb of Hernando, MS and Sandra Martin of Knoxville, TN; four grandchildren, Scarlette Hunter, Angie Smith, Shane Hunter and Monica Russell; and nine great-grandchildren, Danielle Bell, Miley Bell, Tucker Smith, Sophie Smith, Isabella Hunter, Abby Hunter, Corey Arms, Magen Martin and Thomas Russell.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, C.W. Browning; her daughter, Sherry J. Hunter and her siblings, a set of twin girls, Beatrice Dowdy, Rudell Warren, Arvella Benjamin, Biven Whitehead Coker, Flora Dowdy, Edith Franklin, Bordry Robbins, Hollice Willard and Dorman Robbins; and two son-in-laws, Clayton Martin and John Webb.

Pallbearers will be Danny Benjamin, Lanny Benjamin, Shane Hunter, James Lee McMillen, Jody McMillen and Billy Matkins.

Visitation will be from 12 to 1 PM at Shady Grove Baptist Church on Thursday.


  • Danny Benjamin
  • Lanny Benjamin
  • Shane Hunter
  • James Lee McMillen
  • Jody McMillen
  • Billy Matkins


  • Visitation Thursday, December 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 12, 2019


Nelta Browning

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Jo Anne

January 14, 2020

I am very sorry to hear Ms. Browning passed. My condolence to the family.