Charlie Nelson

Published 6:00 am Friday, March 6, 2009

Services for Charlie Nelson, of Meadville, are 1 p.m. Monday,March 9, at Charlie Nelson Homestead in McCall Creek with burial inthe Charlie Nelson Cemetery.

Visitation is Sunday from 1 until 6 p.m. at Williams Mortuarywith family present from 5 until 6 p.m.

Mr. Nelson, 89, died March 3, 2009, at his residence. He wasborn in McCall Creek on Oct. 28, 1919, to Andrew Nelson Sr. andMinnie Byrd Nelson.

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He was a well-known blues singer. He retired from Hill AirfieldLane in Layton, Utah, and from the National Forestry Service inMississippi. Mr. Nelson served in the U.S. Army during World WarII. He was also an Alexander High School graduate.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his brothers, WillieNelson, Jimmy Nelson, Lloyd Cole, Jessie Nelson and Coye Nelson;his sisters, Clara Cameron, Cynthia Nelson Wood, Geneva Cotton,Lola Bell Dorsey, Pearl Adams, Willie Mae Cultley and EloiseNelson.

Survivors are his son, Je’Unte’ Bailey, of the U.S. Army; hisbrothers, Andrew Nelson Jr., of McCall Creek, W.C. Nelson, ofMobile, Ala., and Richard Nelson, of Layton; a special nephew, JoeCameron, of McCall Creek; and many other relatives.