Mr. Billy Derel Nation, Sr., 74, of Riverdale

Mr. Billy Derel Nation, Sr., 74, of Riverdale, passed away on February 8, 2011.

Mr. Nation was a member of the Early Ford V8 Club of Fayetteville and Vintage Chevrolet Club of America in Warner Robins. He retired after 42 years with Turner Broadcasting.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Jewell Nation; son Alan Nation; sister-in-law Ann Nation.

Mr. Nation 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, AL; grandson Blake Nation and his wife Molly of Statesboro; great-grandson Colin Johnston; brothers, Wayne Nation of Griffin, and Larry Nation and his wife JoAnn of Newnan.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, February 11, 2011 at 11:00 in the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville with Rev. Steve Owens officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Methodist Church. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home – www.mowellfuneralhome.com