Aubrey A. Nations, 96, of Orange, passed away June 8, 2009, at the Meadows in Orange. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Thursday, in Hartburg Baptist Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Fred Raney, a personal tribute by Ronald Johnson and Masonic Rites by Jim Hamilton. Graveside service will be at 3:30 p.m. in Lone Cedar Cemetery in Center.
Visitation will be from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. 

Aubrey was born on April 1, 1913, in Bulloch County, Ga., son of Alexander Terrel Nation and Miriam Catherine (Godbee) Nation. Aubrey was a member of Masonic Lodge 833 where he reached 32nd Scottish Rite. He was a member of Hartburg Baptist Church and was a Deacon since 1958 and also a member of Southern Baptist Convention for 75 years. 

Aubrey loved to grow vegetables in his garden and give them away. His favorite saying was “Never late, never lazy”.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Vertie Nations; sons, John E. Nations, Spencer Alex Nations; and sister, Gladys Hollingsworth.

Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Marta Katherine Frazier and her husband James W. of Orange; daughter-in-law, Sara Jane Nations; grandchildren, John Aubrey Nations, Kyle Ernest Nations, Lance Howard Nations, Rachel Kaye Frazier, Deborah Ann Howard; and great-grandchildren, Adam Nations, Kyle Rae Nations, Kayla Nations, Courtney Nations, Landon Nations, Brant Nations, and Trysten Rhea Howard. 

Pallbearers will be Lee Houghton, David Watson, Adam Nations, Justin Johnson, Kyle Rae Nations and Kenneth Johnson.

The family requests that Memorial contributions can be made to Hartburg Baptist Church, 2316 County Road 4181, Orange.