Nettie Cleveland Key Carver

Nettie Cleveland Key Carver, 98, of Batesville, formerly of Vicksburg and Indianola, passed away Thursday, August 15, 2019, at Providence Assisted Living Facility in Batesville.

Mrs. Carver was born Nov. 19, 1920 in Oil City, Miss. to Henry W. and Mary Agnes Terrell Cleveland. She worked as a bank teller at Peoples Bank in Indianola for 30 years. After her retirement, she moved to Southaven and then Vicksburg. She was a member of Highland Baptist Church. Ms. Carver was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents, H.W. and Mary Agnes Cleveland; her first husband, Walter Cortez Key Sr.; her second husband, Dudley Carver; four sisters, Ann Cleveland, Nan Cleveland, Dorothy Johnson and Effie Lee Brocato; two brothers, H.W. "Stub" Cleveland and Bill Cleveland; and two grandsons, Jeremy Cortez Key and Kevin Key.

Ms. Carver is survived by four sons, Walter Cortez “Buddy” Key Jr. of Greenville, Joseph Arnold Key and wife Brenda of Courtland, James David Key and wife Luanne of Pope and Michael Shaun Carver and wife Brenda of Noel, Missouri;; one daughter, Annette Key Lewis and husband Jeff of Memphis; 9 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

The family will receive friends Monday, August 19 from 2 p.m. until the 3 p.m. funeral service at Burton Funeral Home in Indianola. Rev. Rayford Ables will officiate. Burial will follow in Indianola City Cemetery.

Burton Funeral Home of Indianola has been entrusted with arrangements.

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