HOULKA - Barthel Freeland Blevins, 97, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2003, at Calhoun Health Services Nursing Home in Calhoun City. He was born May 9, 1906, in Calhoun County to William and Amanda Hefiner Blevins. He was a retired farmer and a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, September 8, 2003 at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with the Rev. Robert Earl Alexander officiating. Burial followed in Poplar Springs Cemetery at Vardaman.
Survivors include two sons, Billy Joel Blevins of Southaven and Emeral Wayne "Bud" Blevins of Apache Junction, Ariz.; a sister, Elmer Spencer of Vardaman; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Fatie Orene Murphree Blevins, on June 12, 2002.