NETTLETON - William Gaillian Merchant, 57, passed away suddenly on Friday, November 10, 2017, at his residence in Nettleton. He was born on October 21, 1960 in Lamar County, AL to James W. Merchant and Virginia Fay Williams Godsey. He was a lifelong resident of Nettleton, was a former security guard, and attended The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. He enjoyed watching wrestling, the Dallas Cowboys and Alabama football teams.
   Memorial services will beSunday at at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton with the Rev. Scott Kitchens, the Rev. Bill Hale, & Toby Lansdell officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery.
   Survivors include one son, William Lee Merchant of Nettleton; one sister, Teresa Merchant of Nettleton; one brother, Doug Merchant (Debbie) of Nettleton.
  He was preceded in death by his wife, Iness Boling Merchant; his parents; an infant son; one brother, Rev. Jimmy Merchant; his grandmother, Gertrude Gillentine.
    Visitation will be Sunday from 12 Noon until time for services, all at the funeral home.

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