Nelson Alderman

June 18, 1948 - July 6, 2014

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Nelson Alderman, 66 of Vinton, went home to be with his Heavenly Father, Sunday, July 6, 2014. He was born in Hillsville on June 18, 1948. Working in Godís ministry for 42 years, he was devoted to serving God.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Patricia Melton Alderman; son, David Michael Alderman; father-in-law (friend), Cecil Oren Melton; parents, Kenneth Clarence Alderman and Vista Star Alderman; two nieces; and one nephew.

Mr. Alderman was preceded in death by his sister, Donna Jean Surratt.

Nelson was a devoted, loving husband and father. His smile lit up the world. Everyone loved Nelsonís kind, caring ways. Multitalented, he could fix anything and loved the challenge. He got lots of pride and joy from gardening. His passing will leave a big hole in the hearts of many who loved him.

A service to honor his life, will be held Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Fancy Gap UMC with Pastor Maria Grimm officiating. A graveside service will follow at Independence Cemetery in Hillsville. The family will receive friends at Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel in Hillsville from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel is serving the family.

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