Nellie Somerville

Nellie Leona (Thompson) Somerville, 89, of Parkersburg, went home to be with the Lord on June 22, 2013, after her battle with cancer.

She was born Sept. 17, 1923, in Rockport, a daughter of the late Homer and Missouri Young Thompson.

Nellie attended 14th Avenue Gospel Mission Church but was a member of Evangelical Methodist Church on Gihon Road. She also attended Calvary Memorial Church on occasion.

Surviving include her husband of 70 years, Kermit L. Somerville, are her son-in-law, Jim (Pam) Wine; grandchildren, Todd Wine, Lisa (Mike) Carpenter and Angela Root; great-grandchildren, Eric and Whitney Wine, Cody Kerns, Austin and Chelsey Root and Adam and Noah Carpenter; great-great-grandchildren, Madison Wine, Trace, Peyden and Charliegh-Ann and Cali Kerns; two brothers, Grover and Truman Thompson; and five sisters, Chloe Batten, Georgia Thompson, Oncie Archer, Dora Dawson and Helen Lockhart.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her only child, her daughter, Evelyn L. Wine; a brother, William Thompson; and a sister, Etta Ingram.

The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Kimes Funeral Home, 521 Fifth St., Parkersburg. Pastor Tim Burch will officiate and burial will follow at Evergreen South Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.

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The family requests donations be made to cancer research.