Billy Gerald Nettles, 65, of Olive Branch, Miss., died Sept. 27, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital - Desoto in Southhaven, Miss. He was a member of Goodman Oaks Church of Christ in Southhaven, and Salem Church in Christ in Salem, Ark.; He was a member of Memphis Re-tired Fire Fighters Association; International Association of Fire Fighters Local 1784 and National Guard.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Hazel Nettles of Olive Branch, Miss.; a son, Tim Nettles of Starkville, Miss.; his mother, Mary Goin-Nettles of Jonesboro; one sister, Norma McElroy of Blytheville, and Jim Nettles of Little Rock; and two grandchildren.
Services were Sept. 30 at Twin Oaks Funeral Home in Southhaven, with burial in Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens.
Memorials can be made to the American Diabetes Association or to the American Arthritis Foundation.