Nellie Irene Newcomb, 96 of Harrisburg, passed away at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, 2013, at the Carrier Mills Nursing Home.
Nellie was born on Nov. 15, 1917, in Harrisburg to the late W.O. and Minnie (Cullum) Hurd. On May 14, 1937, she married Wayne Newcomb and he preceded her in death; she later married Clifford Barger and he preceded her in death. She was a former activities director at Harrisburg Manor Nursing Home and was a member of McKinley Avenue Baptist Church.
Surviving family members include her daughter: LaVerne Newcomb of Evansville, Ind.; three grandchildren: Cynthiana (Steve) Dekovessey of Evansville, Ind., Wilhelmina Chargulaf of Evansville, Ind., and William (Dana) Miller of Evansville, Ind.; five great-grandchildren: Leslie Ann (Justin) Greenly of Evansville, Ind., Jessie Lynn (J.D.) Klotz of Evansville, Ind., Nathan Chargulaf, Jesse Lee Chargulaf and Angelica Hunter daughter of William.
Nellie was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; and sons-in-law: William Earl Miller and William Vern Miller.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at Reed Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Lindale Cemetery in Eldorado. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at Reed Funeral Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to McKinley Avenue Baptist Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at reedfuneralchapel.com
Nellie raised her hands to the heavens and said Jesus please come for me, I want to climb the stairway to heaven and sit by your side. I want to be an angel. Please come for me. Amen.