BARBARA NASH Obituary – FEB. 24, 1936 – OCT. 22, 2021


Barbara L. Powell Nash, 85, of Pinson passed away Oct. 22, 2021 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at Shackelford Funeral Directors – East Main Chapel. The family will receive friends at East Main Chapel beginning at 10 a.m. until service time Saturday.
She was born Feb. 24, 1936 in Vivian, W. Va., the daughter of the late Robert and Martha Malliote Powell. She grew up in Jacks Creek and attended school in Chester County; she attended Jackson State Community College and earned a degree in Computer Processing.
She married J.R. ‘Shorty’ Nash in 1952. They made their home in Pinson. He preceded her in death in March of 2021.
She worked at Salant & Salant and then at Walmart in Jackson for 25 years, retiring as manager of the Sewing and Fabric Department. She loved sewing, gardening, and, above all, spending time with her great-grandchildren.
She is survived by two sons, James (Drema) Nash, Jr. of Kenton and Terry Nash of Pinson; a daughter, Susan (Gary) Moore of Cedar Grove; four grandchildren, Kim McBride of Lexington, Melanie Nash of Pinson, Leigh Ann (Jamie) Burnett of Finger and Terra (Billy) Scudder of Finger; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles Newsom of Henderson; and three sisters, Jean Berry of Mantee, Miss., Martha Combelic of Vancouver, Washington State, and Patti Schwager, Snohomish, Wash.      
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a brother, Richard Hill.