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Jimme Nell (McDonald) Cater


Last updated 8/1/2017 at Noon

Jimme Nell (McDonald) Cater died July 16 after a long fight against a blood disorder. She was 87.

Jimme was born on April 6, 1930, in Bruce, Miss., to Hiram and Erma McDonald. At age 3, Jimme and her family moved to Blytheville, Ark., where her grandparents, "Mama" and "Papa" Allie and William Cain, had a 40-acre cotton, soybean and corn farm.

(At a different site, Jimme once picked the day's record of 222 pounds of cotton, earning a whopping $5.55.) The flood of the Mississippi River in 1937 meant traveling by water to get around. Jimme’s dad took her and her sister in a rowboat do...

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