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(November 25, 1929 – December 8, 2014)
Columbus, MS – Ms. Nellie Hollis Pennington, age 85, of Columbus, Mississippi, passed away Monday December 8th, 2014 at Windsor Place Nursing Home in Columbus, Mississippi.

Visitation, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., at the Otts Funeral Home, Wednesday evening, December 10th, 2014. Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 11th, 2014, at the Otts Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Crews Cemetery. Elder Joe Nettles officiating.

Nellie was born November 25th, 1929, in Lamar County, Alabama, to the late George Jefferson “Bud” and Nina Smith Hollis. In her early years, she attended Sulligent High School and then worked throughout adulthood inside her home as a homemaker. When she found extra time around taking care of her family, she enjoyed reading. She was an active Al-Anon member and a member of Sulphur Springs Primitive Baptist Church.

She is survived by 2 sons, Phillip (Faye) Pennington, Jr., Jackson, MS., and Jeffrey Lyle Pennington, Russellville, AL.; 2 daughters, Elaine (Edwin) C. Hance. Hamilton, MS., and Janis (Dom) Weinberger, Gastonia, N.C.; 9 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip Pennington, Sr.; her parents, George Jefferson “Bud” and Nina Smith Hollis; 3 sisters, Bobbie Nell McDaniel, Robbie Gray Lewis, and Jo Ann Jordan; and 1 brother, Freddie Hollis.

Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL., in charge of arrangements.

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