Velton Nevels

Published 12:28 am Saturday, May 7, 2011

Velton Nevels died Thursday, May 5, 2011, at Shady Lawn Nursing Home. He was 94.

A native of Jonesville, La., Mr. Nevels had lived in Vicksburg for the past 75 years. He was a retired commercial fisherman.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Katie Nevels; one sister; and one brother.

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He is survived by his wife of 75 years, Hazel Vanier Nevels of Vicksburg; two sons, Tommy Nevels and C.L. Nevels, both of Vicksburg; four daughters, Ethel Uzzle, Mary Ann Trahan and Mildred Bank, all of Vicksburg, and Patsy McDowell of Little Rock, Ark.; three brothers, Leon Nevels, Warren Nevels and J.W. Nevels, all of Vicksburg; one sister, Maggie Bobb of Vicksburg; 24 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. Bobby Anderson officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 12:30 until the service.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Dakota, Tim Nevels, Brian Uzzle, Randy Trahan, Ken Sharp, Rhett Trahan and Quincy Nevels.

Honorary pallbearer will be J.D. Rees.