Elvia Nations, 77, of Poplar Bluff, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002, at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Mr. Nations was born Nov. 23, 1925, in Piggott, Ark. He was the owner and operator of Nations' Small Engine Shop in Poplar Bluff. He enjoyed his family, gospel music and fishing. On Jan. 27, 1951, he married Deloris Frame. She preceded him in death on June 19, 2000, after nearly 50 years of marriage. On Sept. 5, 2002, he married Mildred Jenkins. She survives of the home. Survivors include eight children: Paul Nations and Sherin Buhler, both of Poplar Bluff, Emanuel Nations, Kenneth Nations, and Nancy Lindig, all of Rock Springs, Wyo., Sarah Reed of Casper, Wyo., Bea Davidson of Sugar Hill, Ga., and Carolyn Wyatt of Oceanside, Calif.; 29 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three brothers, James Nations, Vivan Nations and Bob Nations, all of Poplar Bluff, a half-brother David Nations of St. Charles, Ill.; two sisters, Belva Nations, his twin, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Retha Turner of Bernie, Calif. Visitation was held at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002, at Cotrell Funeral Chapel in Poplar Bluff. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002, at the Cotrell Funeral Chapel with Rev. N.A. Haynes officiating. Interment followed in the Chalk Bluff Cemetery in Dexter.