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Obituaries for Monday, July 6, 2009

Carmen Dunn Blackwell

Graveside services for Carmen Dunn Blackwell are 10:30 a.m.Tuesday, July 7, at Hollywood Cemetery in McComb.

Visitation is Monday from 5 until 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 9until 10 a.m. at Hartman-Sharkey Funeral Home in McComb.

Mrs. Blackwell, 88, died July 4, 2009, at Lawrence CountyNursing Center in Monticello. She was born on April 26, 1921, toRobert Louis Dunn and Willie Eva Mullins Dunn.

She lived in McComb for 68 years. She was a member of NorthMcComb Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school and was aprimary member since 1950.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, M.H.”Black” Blackwell; and a son, Phillip Blackwell.

Survivors are a son, Ward Blackwell, of Brookhaven; herdaughters, Sheila Blackwell, of McComb, and Sherry Blackwell, ofBaton Rouge, La.; her brothers, Carroll Dunn, Lee Dunn and FelixDunn; her sisters, Lucille Belding, Louise Brister, MelissaFortenberry and Marie Brister; her two grandchildren; her twostep-grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Versie C. Nations

Services for Versie C. Nations, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m.Tuesday, July 7, at Riverwood Family Funeral Service with burial inPleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation is Monday from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mr. Nations, 77, died July 3, 2009, at Mississippi BaptistMedical Center in Jackson. He was born on Jan. 13, 1932, to VersieCollins Nations and Iva Smith.

He was retired from Herring Gas Co. He was a member of PleasantGrove Baptist Church and served in the U.S. Army during the Koreanconflict.

Mr. Nations was also involved with Woodmen of the World and wasa recipient of the Golden Deeds Award. He cooked for numerousbenefits and was famed for his fried catfish and hush puppies.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Versie and IvaNations.

Survivors are his wife, Amaryllis Herring Nations; his sons,Freddie Collins Nations and Eve, and Timothy “Timmy” Wayne Nationsand Judy; a brother, John Paul Nations and wife, Rinda Sue; hissisters, Analo Nations Wallace and Iva Nell Nations Foster andhusband, Ed; his grandchildren, Joshua Collins Nations, JonathanChristopher Nations and Keith Mulvihill; and his devoted yellowlab, Dolly.

Memorials may be made to Woodmen of the World, South MississippiYouth Camp, P.O. Box 22649, Jackson, MS, 39225.

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