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Nila Black Dumond

DeWitt, AR, 1936 - 2021

Nila Black Dumond passed away on September 19, 2021. She was born in Point Deluce, Ark., on March 23, 1936, to Jesse Black and Annie Simpson Black, and graduated from DeWitt High School. She was a loving wife to Thomas "Ted" Dumond for 59 years before he passed away, and a devoted mother to two sons. She worked at Alco in DeWitt for 29 years before retiring to care for her husband. She will be remembered for her love of quilting, sewing, and travel.
She is survived by sons Ralph (April) Dumond of Maumelle, Ark., and Mark (Julie) Dumond of Santa Fe, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Celeste Vanaman, Lydia Love, Jared Dumond, and Susie Dumond; as well as seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her brothers, Morris Black, Warren Black, Jimmy Black, Charles Black, Marvin Lee Watson, W.H. "Buzz" Watson, and Felix "Tinker" Watson.
Family and close friends will celebrate her memory at a graveside service at Cedarcrest Memorial Gardens in DeWitt on September 21 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to DeWitt Cemetery, c/o Boyd & Buie, 308 Court Square, DeWitt, Ark. 72042 or Caring and Sharing Pantry, P.O. Box 8, DeWitt, Ark. 72042. Cremation arrangements by Essex Funeral Home.

Published September 21, 2021

Essex Funeral Home
1405 S. Grandview Drive, DeWitt, AR
Phone: 870-946-3104