Roy G. Nation

Born: Tue., Jun. 15, 1948
Died: Thu., Mar. 10, 2011

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Roy G. Nation, 62, of Eatonton, Georgia died on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at his residence. Born on June 15, 1948 in Hiawassee, GA he was the son of Annie Bradshaw Nation of Hiawassee, GA and the late J. T. Nation. He attended school at Hightower in Hiawassee, GA and also in Maxeys, GA. He joined the United States Marine Corps in May of 1967 and retired in March of 1974 receiving a number of medals including two Purple Hearts while serving in Vietnam. He was seriously injured in Quang Tri, Vietnam receiving fragmentation wounds to the head and right knee. On December 14, 1996 Roy married the former Faye Leach of Union Point, Georgia. For eighteen years he worked for Reynolds Landing as an Equipment Maintenance Supervisor. He was a member of the Mt. Stephens Baptist Church in White Plains. Roy was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.

In addition to his mother, Annie Bradshaw Nation of Hiawassee, GA, he is survived by his wife, Faye Leach Nation of Eatonton, GA; his daughter, Malerie Williams and husband Heath of Valdosta, GA; his sons, David Greg Nation and wife Stacie of White Plains, GA and Troy Nation and wife Aubrey of Buckhead, GA; stepsons, Lee Lindsey and wife Tonya of Greensboro, GA and Scott Lindsey of Eatonton, GA; a sister, Niota Nation of Hiawassee, GA; a brother, Warren Nation of Union Point, GA; six grandchildren, Heather Nation, Morgan Nation, Courtland Nation, Logan Nation, Caitlin Nation and Kennedy Williams; step grandchildren, Carrie Lindsey, Elijah Lindsey, Jacob Lindsey, Austin Lindsey and Michelle Cook; and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by a brother, Denver Nation.

Memorial Services with military honors will be held Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at the Mt. Stephens Baptist Church, 6859 Edwards Road, White Plains, GA 30678 with Rev. Dennis Garner officiating. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Mt. Stephens Baptist Church, c/o James C. Edwards, Treasurer, 22175 Highway 15, White Plains, GA 30678. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until time for the service Sunday at Mt. Stephens Baptist Church. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Diane and Dick Moore
   Posted Thu March 10, 2011
Both of us were classmates of Roy back in the 60s in Oglethorpe County, and our memories of Roy are identical. We both remember him as exceptionally kind, and someone we liked very, very much. He is remembered in this same way by many other old friends from Oglethorpe County. Our sincerest sympathy to Roy's family. May God bless you with memories that will comfort you in the days to come.

   Posted Thu March 10, 2011
Faye, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss of your husband. I know you have been through a lot recently. Please know that I love you and I am praying for you. love , Carlene and family

Nancy Lowry
   Posted Fri March 11, 2011
So sorry for your loss. It is hard to give up the ones you love but it's much harder to watch them suffer and know there's nothing you can do. Know that you have friends that are here to help if only you will ask. If I can be of any assistance, please let me know. Loving you and the family and keeping you in our prayers. Nancy(Smith)Lowry

Steve Brady
   Posted Fri March 11, 2011
I had the pleasure of working with Roy at Port Armor. I simply cannot put into words how much I respected Roy. He was an honorable employee for me who always was willing to tackle any task. He never questioned his duties and was one that I could always depend on. It's easy for me to visualize Roy's performance in the USMC. I'm certain that he would have been an honor to serve with and a valuable servant for our country. It's not every day that you meet an individual like Roy nor have the pleasure of knowing him. I'm fortunate that I had this opportunity and relish the time we worked together. I'm certain Roy is in a much better place now however his absence will create a void that no one can fill. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Wanda McCannon
   Posted Fri March 11, 2011
Faye & Family, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all!

Travis & Peggy Gabriel
   Posted Fri March 11, 2011
We are so sorry to hear of Roy's death. We both went to High School with Roy at Oglethorpe County. Travis played football with him and liked him very much. He was a good person. May God comfort your family during this sad time.

Connie Morgan White
   Posted Fri March 11, 2011
My heartfelt sympathy to Roy's family and friends. I went to high school with Roy at Oglethorpe County High. He was always such a nice, good person.

Donna Strozier Vandiver
   Posted Sat March 12, 2011
Thinking of you at this hard time.

Dewitt & Leila Price
   Posted Sat March 12, 2011
Goodbye my ole Marine friend, I had been through Vietnam before you arrived, now you are with the other brave marines who never came home, the rest of us will join you soon. Semper Fi

Cathy & Greg Murphy
   Posted Sat March 12, 2011
So sorry for your loss.Our thoughts and prayers will be with you all.

Lexie Williams
   Posted Sat March 12, 2011
sorry to hear about Roy, he was a great man and we loved him very much. Lexie, Austin, and Laci

sandra jordan
   Posted Sun March 13, 2011
Faye,I am so sorry for your loss.May God give you comfort today and in the days ahead.

Stacy & Sally Adams
   Posted Sun March 13, 2011
You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Barry and Teresa Churchwell
   Posted Sun March 13, 2011
Our deepest sympathy and sincere prayers for Faye and family members. May you always remember the wonderful and loving memories that ya'll shared. Barry and Teresa Churchwell

Dee Beeler
   Posted Mon March 14, 2011
Faye & family, So saddened for your loss. My prayers are with you all. Dee Beeler

Tami Mize
   Posted Tue March 15, 2011
Faye, I am so sorry to hear about Roy. We were out of town and didn't find out till today.Please know that you and your family are in our prayers!

Katie Huff Holloway
   Posted Fri March 18, 2011
My deepest sympathy goes out to David, Troy and Malerie. Your daddy loved you so much and I know that you loved him too. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.