Kathleen ‘Kat’ Nelson Speas 

Published 12:39 pm Friday, September 29, 2023

Kathleen Nelson SpeasNov. 17, 1930 – Sept. 25, 2023 

Kathleen Nelson Speas, 92, passed away Monday, Sept. 25. She was born in Cumberland to James and Ada Nelson. She was a graduate of Hamilton High School, Cartersville and a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. She could be seen frequently at her jobs at Safeway, Bob’s and Eddie’s grocery stores. 

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 66 years, William Marlie Speas; three sisters, Effie, Reba and Isabel and four brothers, Butch, Josh, Dan and Noah. 

She is survived by her son, Arthur Wayne Speas; godson, Frederick Travis and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. 

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The family would like to thank the staff and past travel nurses at Holly Manor Nursing Home. 

Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. at Marian Gray Thomas Funeral Home on Friday, Sept. 29. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 30, at Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Oak Grove Cemetery Association (building fund). C/O Beverly Speas, 283 Cartersville Road, Cumberland, VA 23040.