Leroy Nettles

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Daily Press
December 11, 1997


YORKTOWN – Leroy Lindbergh Nettles, 70, native of Hampton and lifelong area resident, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 1997.

Mr. Nettles was a member and trustee of New Bethel Baptist Church and the men’s chorus. He also was a former groundskeeper for the church. He retired as a supervisor from the Newport News Shipyard in 1989 after 31 years service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II.

Survivors include two nephews, Samuel P. Slade Jr. and Claude E. Slade, both of Yorktown.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, Dec. 13, at 11 a.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church, with the Rev. David Paulden officiating. He will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Arrangements by W.J. Smith and Son Funeral Home.

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