OBITUARY: Edith Jewell Nation


Edith Jewell Nation passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023 at her home at the blessed age of 85 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Cordel Allen and Clint and Margaret Barlow; grandson, Bobby Nation; sisters, Daisy Reeves and Rose Fields; sisters-in-law, Mary Barlow and Lilly Bell Barlow and brothers-in-law, Daniel Vanmeter, Carl Hunter and Stacey Reeves.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Millard Nation; 5 sons, Walter (Judy) Nation, Gary (Candy) Nation, Tommy (Robin) Nation, Tony (Tammy) Nation, Jackie (Rhonda) Nation; 10 grandchildren, Randall (Kendra) Nation, Ashley Nation, Justin Nation, Nick Nation, Craig Williamson, Jacob Williamson, Cody Nation, Miles Nation; 7 great grandchildren, Sara Nation, Ali Nation, Tyler Nation, Marco Hanna, Noah Hanna, Sarah Hanna, Jaxon Nation; 1 great great grandchild, Mya Carter; 14 brothers and sisters, Ray (Thelma) Barlow, Faye (David) Luna, Bill Barlow, Luella (Lewis) Benton, Aaron (Beverly) Barlow, Sue Hunter, Verna (Charlie) Scott, Sharon (Bill) Vanatta, Gail Vanmeter, Debra Marfuta, Donnie (Diane) Barlow, Rita Simmons, Robert Barlow, Betty Randolph; numerous nephews and nieces, and her furry companion, Abby.

She was the oldest of 17 children. She married the love of her life, Millard in 1959 and together they raised 5 boys, she was deeply devoted to her family. She had a green thumb and could make anything grow, she planted flowers and bushes anywhere she could dig a hole!

She was the kindest and sweetest person, she had a heart of Gold and loved everybody. She always saw the good in everyone, she never met a stranger. She was the epitome of a virtuous woman, she was more precious than Rubies! She was loved by all who knew her, we are all heartbroken, she will be sorely missed.

Funeral services will be held at Noon Thursday at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown with Bro. Ronnie Wayne Taylor officiating. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. till service time Thursday. Pallbearers, Randall Nation, Justin Nation, Thomas Nation, Jacob Williamson, Butch Barlow, John Furlow. Burial will be at the Barrett Cemetery in the Vine community.


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