Olivia Nelson ‘Mama Liva’ Stovall

Published 5:00 am Thursday, April 14, 2005

Services for Olivia Nelson “Mama Liva” Stovall, of Brookhaven,are 3 p.m. Saturday, April 16 at St. James M.B. Church with burialin Hillcrest Cemetery.

Visitation is Friday from noon until 6 p.m. at WilliamsMortuary.

Mrs. Stovall, 73, died April 9, 2005, at the University ofMississippi Medical Center in Jackson. She was born in LincolnCounty on March 13, 1932, to Sims Nelson Sr. and Effie ArnoldNelson.

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She was a disabled. She was a member of St. James M.B.Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her four sisters,Maybell Lyons, Margaree Nelson, Carley Nelson and Isafene Nelson;and her brother Sims Nelson Jr.

Survivors are her son, Herbert Stovall and his wife, Dorothy, ofBrookhaven; her daughter, Margaret Franklin, of Brookhaven; hersister, Eva M. Terrell, of Brookhaven; her brothers, Willie Nelsonand his wife, Louella, Carl L. “Harper” Nelson and his wife, Wanda,all of Brookhaven; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and ahost of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.