SYLVESTER -- The funeral services for the late Mr. Bennie "Stag" Nelson, Jr. of Sylvester, Georgia, who departed this life on Sunday, February 12, 2012 in Sylvester, Georgia, will be held on Sunday, February 19, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. from the Pentecostal Full Gospel Crusade Church in Poulan, Georgia with the pastor, Bishop C. L. Dennison, officiating. Burial will follow in the Shepard Memorial Garden Cemetery in Sylvester , Georgia .

Mr. Bennie Nelson, Jr., affectionately known as "Stag", embarked on life on September 9, 1943, in Worth County , Georgia .

Bennie was educated in the Worth County Public School System, including J. W. Holley High School .

He worked for several years in the textile industry.

He leaves to cherish his memories his mother, Willie Mae Nelson; a son, Bennie Roshon (Arthelia) Nelson of Stockbridge, Georgia; daughters, Sheila Greene of Hamilton, New Jersey, Latika (Eddie) Dassie, Quinita Smith, both of Sylvester, Georgia; sisters, Lillie (Shebbie) Williams of Sylvester, Georgia, Linda Simon (Michael) of North Carolina; five brothers, Howard Lee (Gloria) Harris of Atlanta, Georgia, Felton (Lillie Pearl) Nelson of Sylvester, Georgia, Edmond Wise of Atlanta, Georgia, Frank (Kathy) Wise of Sylvester, Georgia, Michael (Molinda) Wise of Tifton, Georgia; eight grandchildren

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