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Nation, Sr., Billy Derel

Nation, Sr., Billy Derel Age: 74

Passed Away: 2011-02-08

Funeral Home: Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home

Billy Derel Nation, Sr. Mr. Billy Derel Nation, Sr., 74, of Riverdale, passed away on Feb. 8, 2011. Mr. Nation was a member of the Early Ford V8 Club of Fayetteville, and Vintage Chevrolet Club of America, in Warner Robbins. He retired after 42 years with Turner Broadcasting. He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Jewell Nation; son, Alan Nation; sister-in-law, Ann Nation. He is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Ella Mae Nation; son, Billy D. Nation, Jr., and his wife, Brenda, of Brooks; granddaughter, Brandi Johnston, and her husband, AJ, of Northport, Ala.; grandson, Blake Nation, and his wife, Molly, of Statesboro, Ga.; great-grandson, Colin Johnston; brothers, Wayne Nation, of Griffin, and Larry Nation, and his wife, JoAnn, of Newnan. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at 11 a.m., in the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with the Rev. Steve Owens officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Methodist Church. The family will receive friends on Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, www.mowellfuneralhome.com.