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Obituary for Frances Rebecca Nielsen (Hart)

Frances Hart Nielsen, 90, of Athens, passed away Thursday, December 21, 2023 at her residence.
She was a native of Vicksburg, Mississippi, a longtime resident of McMinn County and was a daughter of the late William J. and Fannie Bliss Hart. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence C. Nielsen.
She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church of Athens. She was a nurse until her retirement.
She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Kathi and Harold (Chuck) Jackson; two grandchildren and spouses, Kimberly and Dub Wigley and Jason and Heather Jackson; and two great-grandchildren, Madyson Wigley and Sean Jackson.
A graveside service will be conducted 2:00 pm, Wednesday, December 27, 2023 at Cedar Grove Cemetery with Rev. Larry Arwood officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:00-1:30 pm at the Smith Funeral Home and will go in procession to the cemetery.
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Smith Funeral & Cremation Services of Athens is honored to serve the family of Frances Hart Nielsen.