Moultrie Observer


June 13, 2013

Mary 'Aline' Johnson Tuff

MOULTRIE —  Mary “Aline” Johnson Neloms Tuff, 89, of Moultrie, died Thursday, June 13, 2013, at UPAC of Moultrie Nursing Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, June 20, at Mother Easter Baptist Church, where the Rev. Freddie Castle is pastor. The Rev. E.H. Hopkins will officiate, assisted by the Rev. John W. Greene Jr., Evangelist Kiley Johnson and Minister Katherine Williams. Burial will follow in the St. James Pallbearers Cemetery #2, with the repast to be concluded at the E.H. Hopkins Fellowship Hall. Calbert Allen, Edward Little, Elgie Slaughter, Johnny Coates and James Wilcox will serve as pallbearers. Deacons of Mother Easter Baptist Church will serve as honorary pallbearers.

She was born on Nov. 17, 1923, in Pavo, to the late Eleaser Johnson and the late Stella Scott Nelom. She was a retired housekeeper and caregiver. She was a faithful member of Mother Easter Baptist Church. She was a member of the senior choir and a member of the Eva Roney Circle, until her health failed.

She was preceded in death by her husband Woodrow Wilson Tuff Sr.; her parents; one son, Woodrow Wilson Tuff Jr.; and brother, Willie Nelom.

Survivors include five sons, Eddie Lee Tuff Sr. of Tifton, Ga., Aaron Tyrone Tuff and wife Margaret of Oglethorpe, Ga., Jeffery Leon Tuff of Milledgeville, Ga., Glenn Edward Tuff and wife Rose of Moultrie and Wesley Lamar Tuff Sr. and special friend Kizzie; five daughters, Vertice Slaughter and husband Charlie, Bernice Marshall and husband Tommy, Merita Kay Clark and husband Roosevelt, Jennifer Lanelle and husband Eddie, all of Moultrie, and Willie Pearl Davis of Tifton, Ga.; two sisters, Julia Hancock of Tifton, Ga., and Emily Flournoy of Pavo; a brother, Eleaser Johnson Jr. of Cairo, Ga.; a sister-in-law, Louise Tuff of Tifton, Ga; special nieces, Willie Ruth Pettermon and Velma Tuff; special nephew, Michael Johnson; 45 grandchildren; 87 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends; and the staff at UPAC Of Moultrie.

Visitation will be Wednesday, June 19, from 7 to 8 p.m., at Luke Strong And Son Mortuary Chapel.

Final arrangements have been entrusted to Luke Strong And Son Mortuary, Ltd.

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