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Nova Deen (Tyre) Sellers

November 19, 1937 ~ April 3, 2020 (age 82)


Nova Deen Tyre Sellers, age 82, passed away Friday, April 3, 2020 at her residence under the care of South Georgia Hospice.  


Mrs. Sellers was born November 19, 1937 in Appling County to the late Claude Tyre and the late Irene Tomberlin Tyre.  She received her Bachelor’s Degrees in Home Economics & in Education from Georgia Southern College in Statesboro and was a retired educator from the Appling County Board of Education. She was processed in death by two great grandchildren, Wylder and Wilder Sellers.

NovaDeen Sellers was a beloved wife, mother, and sister. Her friends reached far and wide in the Appling County Community and beyond. She was a strong, yet gentle lady who had such a servant heart. She was known for her many, many talents and creative abilities. Some of her most notable talents were catering weddings, cooking, and sewing. She was never too busy to help anyone in need and was generous beyond measure. Her love for God and her gentle Christ-like disposition were always on display. People who knew her remember her as the nicest most giving human being who always made them feel so special. Her husband, children and grandchildren were her most prized possessions.


Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Holt Sellers of Baxley; daughters & sons in law, Janda & Keith Morris, Jada & Keith Miles all of Baxley and Jeana & Chris Thompson of Fernandina Beach, Florida; sons & daughters in law, Ty & April Sellers of Baxley and Jamie Sellers of Clearwater, Florida; brothers & sisters in law, Tommy & Velma Tyre of Surrency and Charles & Sharon Tyre of Baxley. Six grandchildren, Jonathon (Shayla) Sellers, Lauren Sellers, Maria Sellers, Christian Thompson, Katie Thompson and Will Miles and one great-grandchild Rigdon Sellers also survive.


A private graveside service will be held at Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery with Dr. Rev. Hugo Hammond & Rev. Wayne Williamson officiating.


Active Pallbearers will be Keith Morris, Keith Miles, Charles Tyre, Jonathon Sellers, Christian Thompson and Will Miles.


Arrangements are under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.

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