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By Chevon T. Baccus APR
Executive Editor 

Large Crowd Gathers to Recognize Retiring Dr. James Nelson


Last updated 12/11/2019 at 9:13am

Chevon Baccus

AdventHealth Lake Wales CEO Rebecca Brewer says goodbye to retiring Dr. James Nelson and his wife Janie

The Lake Wales hospital cafeteria filled with people Sunday bidding a fond farewell to Dr. James Nelson and his wife Janie, who are moving to Southwest Georgia.

There were hugs, tears and stories about what the doctor meant to them and in some cases how he saved their lives. Former patients talked about the deep relationships Nelson built, taking time to talk about not only health issues but their shared faith in Jesus Christ. Several related how Nelson helped them through difficult times and prayed with them.

Nelson recently retired after practicing medicine in Lake Wales for 33 years. He...

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