Obituaries

Oleta Barlow Nelson

Oleta Barlow Nelson, 94, passed away Saturday morning, March 9, 2019.
Mrs. Nelson was born in the Gum Grove Community of Nevada County near Bluff City, November 24, 1924, to Jesse Elijah Barlow and Elva Lena Williams Barlow.
She was a faithful member of the Bluff City Church of Christ. Oleta was a homemaker for her family, as they were her life, and she had a big family with lots of children.
She was preceded in death by her husband James C. Nelson; her parents; two brothers, Jesse Barlow and Donald Barlow; one sister, Julia Faye Nelson; and two grandchildren, Timothy Keith and Sonya Lynn.
She is survived by her six children: James Kerry Nelson and wife Kay Cox of Bluff City, Tony H. Nelson and wife Sharon McKinnon of Mt. Moriah, Frank L. Nelson and wife Karla Gauggel of Boyd, TX, Joseph C. Nelson and wife Debra Robley of Nashville, TN, Perry J. Nelson of Prescott and Phyllis Aleta Haynes and husband Mike Haynes of Texarkana, AR.; ten grandchildren: James Vincent, Andrew Patrick, Tonya Christine, Michael Drew, Wendy Marie, Tracie Michelle, Donna Ann, Jody Ray, Quincy Joe, Quentin Jack; sixteen great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Visitation will be Monday, March 11, 2019 at Herndon-Fuqua Funeral Home in Prescott, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Funeral services will begin at 10:00 am Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Bluff City Church of Christ with Phil Rowen officiating, with interment to follow in Bluff City Cemetery under the direction of Herndon-Fuqua Funeral Home of Prescott.
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