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Charlie Blanchard Gwin Sr.

Oct. 24, 1932 – Jan. 9, 2013

NATCHEZ — Services for Charlie Blanchard Gwin Sr., 80, of Natchez, who died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at Natchez Regional Medical Center, will be at noon Saturday at Laird Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James “Buddy” Knott and the Rev. Paul Southerland officiating.

Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

Mr. Gwin was born Oct. 24, 1932, in Winnsboro, La., the son of William Madison Gwin and Allie Beatrice Hendry Gwin.

He was preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Chester Allen Gwin; one stepson, Robert Olin Edens; one grandson, Coulter Edens; five brothers, Johnny B. Douglas, Paul Jefferson, Gus, Lovie and Robert Lee Gwin; one sister, Odell Fortenberry; and two half-sisters, Viola Emery and Sallie Nichols.

Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Jo Anne Gwin; one son, Charlie Gwin of Fort White, Fla.; two daughters, Charlotte Gwin Byrne and husband, Johnny, of Natchez and Leigh Anne Edens of Mobile, Ala.; 10 grandchildren, Stephanie Kinsman and husband, Brad, of Van Alstyne, Texas, Keith Gwin and wife, Ashley, of Lake City, Fla., Jack Byrne of Natchez, Mary Kate Partridge and husband, Neal, of Fort Smith, Ark., Lindsay Lawson of Berlin, Germany, Kyndel Edens, Evelyne Edens and Chase Edens, both of Mobile, Kris Benson and husband, Marty, of Sody Daisy, Tenn., Jessica Leigh Norman and husband, Brandon, of Berryville, Ark., and Jennifer Green of Mobile; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Maudie Lee Arnn and husband, Gene, of Biloxi, Bea Dixon and husband, Oscar, of Orange, Texas; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Roger Davis, Nathan Calhoun, Jack Byrne, Paul Delaney, Ethan Rymer, Danny Blake, Robert Neal and Keith Gwin.

Honorary pallbearers will be the men’s Sunday school class at Highland Baptist Church.

Special thanks to Dr. Brad LeMay and Natchez Regional Medical Center staff.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Highland Baptist Church Youth Fund at 319 Highland Boulevard, Natchez, MS 39120.

Online condolences may be sent to www.lairdfh.com.