Mary Nell Sasser Dies, Aged 96

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mary Nell Sasser, mother of former U.S. senator and ex-ambassador to China Jim Sasser, has died. She was 96.
Mary Nell Sasser died last Friday in Dallas after a long illness. She was a longtime resident of Nashville.
Services will be Thursday in Nashville. Survivors also include two daughters.
Jim Sasser was a senator representing Tennessee from 1977 to 1995. Then-President Bill Clinton appointed him ambassador to China in 1995, a post he held until 2001.

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