KENNEY — Carl Nelson Hamblen, 90, of Kenney died at 4:55 p.m. Thursday (April 28, 2011) at Dr. John Warner Hospital, Clinton.
A Memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Kenney Christian Church, Kenney, with J. Kent Hickerson and Dennis Corley officiating. Private family burial will be at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Kenney, with military honors at the gravesite. There will be no visitation. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Kenney Christian Church; Kenney Fire Department; or Kenney Civic League.
He was born April 15, 1921, in Tazewell County, to Claud and Leona Pickett Hamblen. He married Vivian V. Hunt on Jan. 5, 1947, at Lincoln. She passed away Oct. 14, 1996.
Surviving are daughter, Rebecca L. Mears, Clinton; son, Darrel L. Hamblen, Clinton; brother, Lyle Hamblen, Metamora; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Ricky; and eight brothers and sisters.
He was a retired employee of Cuttler-Hammer in Lincoln.
He was a member of Kenney Christian Church. He was a U.S. Marines veteran of World War II. He was an avid fisherman.
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