Thaddeus Lee “Doc” Nails died on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. Nails was born Jan. 31, 1956 in Baxley to the late Walter Nails and the late Odessa Washington Nails. He attended the Appling County Comprehensive School of Baxley. In later years he married Leshia C. Nails. Nails was a truck driver for a number of years.
His genuine love for people was manifested through his untiring generosity and hospitality. This was readily apparent in his willingness to share of his time, resources and “Great” sense of humor with all who were blessed to know him.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a son, Erin LaThaddeus Myers and brothers, James W. and Alfonso Nails.
Survivors include his wife, Leshia C. Nails; six children, Taquisa (Timothy) Kates of Hazlehurst, Sharrell Green of Alma, Chaffonia Walker of Jesup, Thaddeus Nails of Baxley, Kevin (Beth) Green of Alma and Casey Myers of Baxley; two brothers, Larry D. (Deborah) Nails and Dwight L. (Flonnie) Nails, all of Baxley; one sister, Norma Jean (Rufus) Erwin; one aunt, Willa Mae H. Rooks of Jacksonville, FL; an adopted sister, Lula Cox of Baxley; four adopted brothers, George Hogan of DeFuniak Springs, FL, Jerome “Nick” Tomberlin of Alma, Charles Wilson of Bridgeton, New Jersey and Michael Green of Baxley; 20 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, including special friends, Leon Richburg and Minister Michael Rayner, both of Baxley.
Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 31 at Thankful New Jersey Baptist Church with Minister Starlon Byrd presiding and Bishop Lucious Rogers officiating. Interment followed in Miles Cemetery in Baxley.
Active pallbearers were Cedric Williams, Wayne L. Jinks, Isaiah Jones, Lucky L. Howard, Robert Vann, Horace Sellers and Joseph Williams.
Honorary pallbearers were Darnell Johnson, Gene Smith, Larry Bank, Jim Petterson, Norris “Cubby” Gibbs, Rodney Cox and Curtis Harris.
Musical selections were rendered by Rena Gwendolyn Ryals, Keaundria Green, Ester Nails Thomas, Genesis and the choir.