Miles Funeral Home in Hazlehurst announces the funeral service for Nathan Brian Deaton, 62, of Hazlehurst, who passed away Thursday, February 13, 2014. Services were held at Miles Funeral Home of Hazlehurst at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 16. The Rev. David Griffin, Rev. Brad Waters, David Pittman, Carlos Graham, Luman Earle and Keith Morris officiated with burial following in Graham United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Deaton was born in Appling County. He was the son of Mary Webster Miller and the late Charles Felton Hamm. Deaton received his Juris Doctorate degree from Woodrow Wilson School of Law in Atlanta and his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University.
Survivors include his mom and stepdad, Mary and Bob Miller of Greensboro; two daughters and son-in-law, Tracy Conner of Mt. Pleasant, S.C. and Natalie and Darren Hayes of Hazlehurst; grandchildren, Jake Nowell of Columbia, S.C., Ryan Johnson of Gray, Brice Johnson of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Ashleigh Conner of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Haylee Hayes and Hamp Hayes, both of Hazlehurst; one great-grandchild; three sisters and brother-in-law, Holly Deaton of Athens, Paula and Phil Church of Savannah and Julie Deaton of Athens; one brother and sister-in-law, Terry and Meg Deaton of St. Simons, and three nieces and two nephews also survive.
Active pallbearers were John Turner, Dewey Johnson, Harold Whitfield, Keith Graham, Terry Deaton and Carlos Graham.
Miles Funeral Home in Hazlehurst was in charge of the arrangements.
A West Texas Friend
05/08/14 at 05:49 AM
Much sympathy and many prayers go out to the family of Nathan Deaton. I was recently advised by one of his high school classmates of Nathan's passing. How very shocking and sad for his family and friends!
I first met Nathan in 1972 when he was stationed in San Antonio and we developed a life long friendship. Over the years our paths would cross from time to time and he always expressed his love of his family.
May angel wings cover all of you and may God bless and comfort you in the loss of one so dear...