Ethel M. Barker Nelson of Huntington
Ethel M. Barker Nelson, 85, of Huntington, WV, died Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, May 25, 2013 at Morris Funeral Home Chapel by Elders Dolphus Perry and Donald Maynard. Burial will follow at Community Memorial Gardens, Wayne, WV. She was born March 21, 1928 in Logan County, WV, a daughter of the late Oscar and Letha Maynard Barker. Ethel was a caregiver for Wayne County Community Services and was a member of the Philadelphia United Baptist Church in Huntington. Her husband, Jesse Nelson also preceded her in death, along with two sisters, Joanne Perry and Lorene Adkins; a brother, Ray Barker; and a daughter-in-law, Debra Nelson. Survivors include two sons, Clifford Nelson and Gary Nelson of Huntington, WV; three sisters, Dorothy Mathews of West Salem, OH, Blanche White of New London, OH, Barbara Sawyers of Wayne, WV; five brothers, Ralph, Oscar Jr., Alvie and Charles Barker all of Wayne, WV, and Ervin Barker of Lavalette, WV; four grandchildren, Eric Nelson, Karen Ashworth and Gary Nelson, all of Huntington, WV, Janice Bennett of Cuyahoga Falls, OH; six great-grandchildren, Brandon Nelson, Bryanna Eckert, Clarissa Nelson, Kierston Nelson, Jessica Bennett and Parker Bennett. Friends may call one hour prior to services at Morris Funeral Home, Wayne, WV.