REVEREND CONNELL DUNSON NAIL, 94, of
Odessa, TX, departed this earth and entered into
the glory of Heaven on June 16, 2011.
"G.G." was born April 18, 1917 in Llano County, TX
to Henry & Daisy Dunson. She attended Ranger High
School at Ranger, TX in the Class of 1936.
She married Artie Dean Nail in 1936. They stood firm
through the Great Depression and Artie began work for
Brown & Root Construction. Connell followed Artie in
his work from city to city, where she was repeatedly
asked to lead Bible classes and often time fill in for
absent pastors in the churches they attended.
Sixty-one years ago she fell in love with Jesus Christ
and uncompromisingly proclaimed the Word of God to anyone
she came into contact with. In 1966, Faith Temple Fellow-
ship in Odessa was left in her care and she faithfully
served as the church's Senior Pastor for forty-five years.
In addition to her first love of preaching God's Word,
she also loved working as a floral designer. Connell was
a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother & was two months
shy of being a great-great grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her husband Artie Dean Nail
and two daughters: Helen Ruth Nail and Alta Rae Jones.
Connell leaves behind two daughters: Carol Carlile and
husband Allen of Odessa, and Barbara Altom of Odessa; one
brother: Jodi Dunson and wife Minnie of Brownwood; eleven
grandchildren; Laura Kyker and husband Donny of Odessa,
Taysha Feist and husband Mike of Comanche, David Crotwell
of Odessa, Tamara Moersch of Odessa, Ronald Altom of Odessa,
Byron Crotwell of Odessa, Heather Hardie and husband Brad
of San Francisco, CA, Jimmy Carlile and wife Rebecca of
Odessa, Wesley Carlile of Odessa, Chad and Leanne Laman
of Comanche, and Larry Carlile & wife Shannon of Dahlgren,
VA. Connell also had 25 great-grandchildren.