Ruth Nanette Alexander Todd, age 83, was born in Nashville, Tennessee on April 22, 1930 and passed away on November 6, 2013 from a stroke and fall causing her to suffer a skull fracture and internal bleeding. She attended Cohn High School in West Nashville where she was voted most musical girl. She was also part of a girls trio, member of the Glee Club, played tennis, basketball and played clarinet in the school band. Mrs. Todd is survived by her husband of 63 years, Major Larry M. Todd, United States Marine Corps (Ret.) son, Steven Todd (Carey) of Grayson, GA; daughter, Laura Ellen Todd Holcombe (Nelson) Conyers, GA; son, David Todd (Sheila) Norcross, GA. She also has nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Music was an important part of Nanette's life. She was a soloist since age 14 and sang at many functions and locations. She sang the National Anthem for the Braves Game once and the Hawks Game twice. She loved to sing God Bless America and other patriotic songs for different occasions. An avid bowler for 53 years she bowled in her 38th National Tournament at Reno, Nevada this year. Nanette served as President of the Georgia Womens 500 Bowling Club and President of several bowling leagues including two presently. The Fanatastic's Women's League in Decatur and the Owls Mixed League in Tucker. Nanette served as a Youth Counselor for over 35 years at The Stone Mountain First United Methodist Church and helped drive a 40 passenger bus loaded with young people or sometimes Seniors. She was a wonderful lady and will be greatly missed by me Larry, our family and our friends. Funeral Services will be held Sunday November 10, 2013 at 3:00 pm at Stone Mountain First United Methodist Church with Dr. Ellen Sheppard officiating. Burial to follow at Melwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday November 9th from 3:00 until 5:00 pm at Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel. In lieu of flowers the Stone Mountain First United Methodist Church Ridge Avenue at West Mountain Street, Stone Mountain, GA 30083 will accept donations in memory of Nanette Todd.

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  1. I am so very sorry that I didn’t know sooner. I got a card in the mail from Laura tonight at about 11 pm and started searching on the computer because it was too late to call her tonight. Our youngest, Connor, was in a head on collision a few hours ago in Murfreesboro. So, I started searching on the computer after I learned Connor was O.K. I am thinking of you all and my love and prayers to everyone, especially Uncle Larry. Yesterday was the day mom passed 21 years ago. I just said on my facebook entry yesterday, that our mothers are the heart of every family and can never be replaced. You also can’t be married for many years and not miss your wife (or husband) with every beat of your heart. We all know who was there to greet her above. Love you..

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