Donald Alvin Nellesen

November 26, 1956 ~ January 8, 2020 (age 63)

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Donald Alvin Nellesen, age 63 of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, January 08, 2020.

Born in St. Louis, Missouri on November 26, 1956, he was a son of the late Alvin Henry & Bernice Agnes Rustige Nellesen. Don was of the Catholic Faith.

Don leaves behind his loving wife, Barbara Nellesen of Clarkesville, GA & his four legged "daughter" Dee, both greatly loved; brother-in-law & sister-in-law, J.R. & Jill Smith of Salt Lake City, UT; other relatives; & friends.

His wishes were to be cremated.

A gathering to remember Don will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Hillside Memorial Chapel in Clarkesville. Wear jeans if you like, Don always did. It is not about the attire - it is about the man who made us all smile and laugh.

Don was calmed by the music played by the therapeutic musician, Chuck Beckman while he was in the hospital. Donations may be made in his memory to Strings of Mercy, P.O. Box 2158, Cumming, GA. 30028 or

An online guest book is available at

Arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel of Clarkesville, Georgia (706) 754-6256



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Gathering of Family and Friends
January 18, 2020

2:00 PM
Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville
5495 Highway 197 South
Clarkesville, GA 30523

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