Raymond C. ‘Yogi’ Nelson, 79 of Douglasville, passed away, Saturday, April 11, 2009 in Cobb County. He was born February 23, 1930, in Cobb Co., to the late Marion H. Nelson and Pearl Gilstrap Nelson. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean War, was self-employed in the trucking industry and Baptist by faith.

Survivors include his son, Raymond Cary Nelson of Douglasville; daughters and sons-in-law: Lorrie and Marcus Strickland of Navarre, Florida and Barbara and James Holland of Kennesaw; longtime friend and partner, Everlene White of Douglasville; grandchildren: Austin and Kelsey Holland; mother of his children, Stella Hill of Buchanan.

Memorial Services will be held Friday, April 17, 2009 at 7:00 pm, from Hightower’s Memorial Chapel.

The family will receive friends Friday, April 17, before and after the service, from 5:00 pm until 9:00pm.

According to his wishes, his body was cremated.

You may share your thoughts and memories in the online guestbook at

Hightower’s Memorial Chapel has charge of the arrangements. 770-489-2818


Born: February 23, 1930
Place of Birth: Cobb County, Georgia
Death: April 11, 2009
Place of Death: Cobb County, Georgia


Raymond Cary Nelson, Son
Lorrie & Marcus Strickland, Daughter & Son-in-Law
Barbara & James Holland, Daughter & Son-in-Law
Everlene White, Longtime Friend & Partner
Austin & Kelsey Holland, Grandchildren
Stella Hill, Mother of his children

Preceded in Death By

Marion H. Nelson, Father
Pearl Gilstrap Nelson, Mother


Memorial Service

Friday April 17, 2009, 7:00 pm at Hightower's Memorial Chapel
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Friday April 17, 2009, 5-9 pm at Hightower's Memorial Chapel
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The family will visit from 5-7 pm then have the Memorial Service and visit after the service until 9 pm


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