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ANITA BYRDE CRADDOCK BIGGER
Mrs. Anita Byrde Craddock Bigger was resurrected to her new life with Jesus Christ on Sunday, October 24, 2010. A native of Crockett, Texas, Anita Byrde was born August 24, 1926 to Delha Mildred and Samuel Weldon “Chappie” Craddock. An only child, she grew up nurtured in love from her parents as well as her beloved Grandmother, Byrde Eastham Wootters. All four lived together in the family home, “the homeplace”, built by Byrde and Andrew Henry Wootters in 1900. Her paternal grandparents were Augusta Daniel and Henry Franklin Craddock, Jr. She graduated “Most Beautiful” from Crockett High School. In 1945, she earned a diploma from The Hockaday School Junior College, Dallas. Ela Hockaday, the school founder, attended a program at the Crockett Women’s Building to hear Anita Byrde sing an aria. Named the soprano songbird from Crockett, Anita Byrde earned the nickname “Tweet”. She transferred to The University of Texas in Austin to continue her music and voice studies. She joined Kappa Kappa Gamma and was tapped Blue Bonnet Belle nominee. She married Kappa Alpha President, Morton Bigger, Jr. of Dallas in December of 1947. After a brief residence in New Orleans, Anita Byrde and Morton made their home in Dallas where they became parents of three daughters, Anne, Margaret, and Carolyn. She became associated with Artha Garza Realtors in the ‘70’s. In 1989, after the passing of her Mother, Anita Byrde returned to her childhood home in Crockett and rejoined The First Presbyterian Church where she was an active supporter of the Presbyterian Women of the Church. She followed her Mother in serving on the boards of Glenwood Cemetery and the Houston-Leon County Coal Company. Anita Byrde enjoyed a lifelong membership in Spring Creek Country Club in Crockett. Among her many admirable qualities, she was known by her family and friends as a lady with a sparkling personality who loved to cook and entertain. Her style and artistic sensibilities brought great pleasure to all around her. She exhibited excellent business skills, as well as foresight and wisdom in her daily living. She will be dearly missed by all who loved her. Survivors include Mildred Anne Bigger Nixon and husband Larry; Margaret Morton Bigger Tarrance; Carolyn Byrde Bigger Peck and husband Hoddy; grandchildren Walt Nixon and wife Lindsey, Morton Nixon and wife Chandler, Caroline Nixon; Briton Tarrance; Sam Peck and Jock Peck. On behalf of their Mother, the daughters gratefully acknowledge the invaluable and faithful service of the household staff, Richard Petterson, Mary Lomax, Laurretta Warfield, Kaye Murray. Funeral Services for Mrs. Anita Byrde Craddock Bigger were held Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at The First Presbyterian Church, with Pastor Tomas Spath and Pastor Jim Ainsworth officiating. Graveside Service: Family only, at Glenwood Cemetery Memorials may be made to The First Presbyterian Church, 715 East Goliad, Crockett, Texas, 75835 or to S.H.A.R.E., P.O. Box 1121, Crockett, Texas, 75835. Condolences for Mrs. Bigger may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

JOE ANN ELLIOTT
Mrs. Joe Ann Elliott, age 64 of Lovelady, passed away Tuesday, October 26, 2010 in the East Texas Medical Center-Tyler. Mrs. Elliott was born September 10, 1946 in Port Arthur, Texas and had lived in Lovelady for the past 32 years. Mrs. Elliott was retired from East Texas Medical Center-Crockett after 30+ years of service having worked in the Micro Biology Department as a medical technologist. She was a member of the St. Francis of the Tejas Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband Jesse David Elliott, of Lovelady; son Christopher Truncale, of Lovelady; daughters Tracy Elliott and fiancée Steve Thornton and Kali Little and husband Todd, all of Lovelady; grandchildren Taylor Elliott, of Lovelady, Jayden Truncale, of Springfield, Mo. and Avery Little, of Lovelady; cousins Debra Glass, of Lovelady and Mary Ann Boston, of Houston; aunt Margie Nell Price, of Latexo; nieces Stephanie Alexander, of Latexo; nephew Steven Alexander, of Latexo; and many more nieces and nephews; special persons April Howard, of Bryan, Angela Ramirez, of Lovelady, Tonya Platt, of Latexo, Kimberly Molandes, of Lufkin, Charlotte Ransonette, of Miss. Preceded in death by her parents Winfred and Muriel Alexander; and brother Winfred Alexander. Memorial Services for Mrs. Joe Ann Elliott were held Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at the Elliott Family Residence. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P. O. Box 15186, Austin, Texas 78761 or Jacob Howard Scholarship Fund c/o Lovelady State Bank, P. O. Box 220, Lovelady, Texas 75851. Condolences for Mrs. Elliott may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

DELLA PETERSON KILLOUGH
Mrs. Della Peterson Killough, age 85 of Crockett, passed away Saturday, October 2, 2010 at Whitehall Nursing Center. Mrs. Killough was born November 7, 1924 in Crockett to Bert and Bessie Rhone Peterson. As a young woman, she moved to Freeport and began work at Brown's Department Store. She quickly moved up the ranks and became store manager. With her savvy fashion sense, she also became the head buyer of fashion apparel. When her husband Billie retired from Dow Chemical in 1984, they returned to make their home in Crockett. She will be remembered for her love of animals. She supported all animal rights issues. Survivors include her sisters Lorene Allee, of Crockett and Joyce Carter and husband Buck, of Lufkin; brother Bert Peterson, Jr. and wife Marie, of Huntsville; aunts Eva Dell Reynolds, Wendel Miracle, Louise Walker, all of Crockett; uncle Johnny Rhone and wife Diane, of Crockett; a host of nieces and nephews; her beloved cat Sparky. Preceded in death by her parents Bert and Bessie Rhone Peterson; husband Billie Killough; and sisters Frances Stringfield, Vera Stowe, Bessie Dial and Dorothy Simmons. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery. JOHN FULTON Mr. John Fulton, age 76 of Grapeland, passed away Wednesday, October 27, 2010. Mr. Fulton was born January 26, 1934 in DeQueen, Arkansas. He served in the army during the Korean War. Following his military service, he received his Masters Degree from Sam Houston State University. Mr. Fulton began his career as a teacher and coach at Grapeland High School for five years. Then he became a math professor at San Jacinto Junior College. Still to this day his former students remember him as being tough but fair. After twenty-seven years at San Jacinto he moved to the “farm” in Grapeland for full time enjoyment, playing dominoes and golfing. He purchased the farm in 1964 and spent every weekend for the next 20 years “making the place as pretty as I knew how.” Survivors include his wife Dorothy Fulton; daughters Eileen Maas and husband Steve, Dianne Hess and husband Michael, Patty Short and husband Jon; sons David Fulton and Tim Dighton and wife Kelli; grandchildren Brandyne Wegman and husband John, Stacy Taylor and husband Toby, Laura Hess, Erich Schoeffler, Amy Fulton, Ryan Fulton, Madison Maas, Anna, Molly and Abby Short, Joe and Bodi Dighton; and great-grandchild Jane Taylor. Preceded in death by his first wife Janis Fulton. Memorial Services for Mr. John Fulton were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 30, 2010 at the First Christian Church Memorial Grapeland. In lieu of flowers donation may be made to Grapeland Public Library. To view online, leave condolences or sign guest book go to www.baileyandfosterfuneralhome.com Bailey & Foster Funeral Home

LLOYD VERNON CHILES
Mr. Lloyd Vernon Chiles, age 84 of Grapeland, passed away Sunday, October 17, 2010 in Crockett. Mr. Chiles was born November 9, 1925 in Houston County to William and Agnus Kyle Chiles. He was retired from AMOCO Oil where he worked in maintenance. He was a member of First United Methodist Church Grapeland. Survivors include his wife Mary Chiles, of Grapeland; two sons William Chiles and wife Lisa, of Grapeland and John Chiles and wife Rayne, of Hineston, La.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents William and Agnus Kyle Chiles. Funeral Services for Mr. Lloyd Vernon Chiles were held Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at First United Methodist Church in Grapeland with the Rev. Dick Dobbins officiating. Interment followed in the Grapeland Cemetery. Pallbearers were Joe Graves, Steve Lewis, Kurt Bridges, Elbert Shanks, Stanley Skidmore and Larry Huff. In lieu of flowers family request donations be made to the First United Methodist Church Grapeland Building Fund. To view online, leave condolences or sign guest book go to www.baileyandfosterfuneralhome.com Bailey & Foster Funeral Home

GLENN WAYNE CLEAVER
Mr. Glenn Wayne Cleaver, age 56 of Groveton, passed away Friday, October 15, 2010 in Lovelady. Mr. Cleaver was born June 1, 1954 in Houston, Texas and had lived all of his lifetime in Groveton. Mr. Cleaver had worked as a carpenter. Survivors include his children Chancey Cleaver and wife Amy, of Flat Prairie, Colleen Cleaver and husband Jarrod, of Amarillo, Cecilia Williams and husband Clayton, of Canyon; grandchildren Chad, Kaden and Allisyn; sisters Patricia Heck and husband Gary, of Claude, Becky and Glenda; nephews Justin, Isiah, Michah and Joseph. Preceded in death by his wife Frances Cleaver; and parents Glen and Josephine Cleaver. Memorial Services for Mr. Glenn Wayne Cleaver were held Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Pennington Baptist Church with the Rev. Terry Gibson officiating. Condolences for Mr. Cleaver may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

RAYMOND BANKS
Mr. Raymond Banks, age 79 of Grapeland, passed away Sunday, October 17, 2010 in the Palestine Regional Hospital, Palestine, Texas. Mr. Banks was born March 21, 1931 in Percilla, Texas and had lived all of his lifetime in Grapeland. He was retired from the Texas Highway Department and was a member of the United Pentecostal Church in Weches. Survivors include his sisters Doris Wells and husband Lee, of Crockett, Jean Bohannon, of Houston, Maxine Morehead and husband LaMorris, of Huntington and Linda Bobbitt and husband Roy, of Weches; brothers John Banks, of Houston and Ronnie Banks, of Willis; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive. Preceded in death by parents, Leonard and Ethel Banks; brother-in-law, Jack Bohannon; sisters-in-law, Jerri Banks and Marcia Banks. Funeral Services for Mr. Raymond Banks were held Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Ron Johnson officiating. Interment followed in the Weches Cemetery. Condolences for Mr. Banks may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

LARRY HOWARD
Mr. Larry Howard, age 70, passed away Monday, October 11, 2010 in Albany, Oregon, from complications of Parkinson's disease. Mr. Howard was born in Dallas, with a sense of adventure and creative talent, he lived his life well. After graduating Corpus Christy High School, he volunteered for duty in the Viet Nam War effort. With his aptitude for all things medical, he served his entire term as a surgical scrub nurse at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, DC. He always kept his nursing license current and spent many years happily working in hospitals caring for the ill. Nursing, however, was only one of his passions. Mr. Howard artistic talents were numerous and he expressed them in many ways. He designed and built three houses, he wrote, produced, directed and starred in three made-for-TV movies that were underwritten by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, in Hollywood he wrote, produced and directed a feature length film titled Four Day Shoot. Its 1993 red carpet premiere was well attended. A book with the same title was published in 2007 and is still available today on Amazon.com. As an avid golfer, he spent as many days as he could on the links. During the decade he lived in Baja California, he enjoyed being a golf course Marshall at BajaMar near Ensenada. In 2002 after moving to seal Beach, California, he nourished his golf game by playing at least 9-holes every day of the week. Survivors include his wife arva Howard, of Lake Oswego, Ore.; sons Scott Howard (Cindy), of Lebanon, Ore. and Daniel Howard, of Crockett; four grandchildren Maddie, Channing, Sophia and Jordan. A Private interment was held at his family's cemetery on his ranch in Crockett.

FERN COON BARTEE STURDIVANT
Mrs. Fern Coon Bartee Sturdivant, age 67 of Pearsons Chapel, passed away Tuesday, October 19, 2010 in the Houston Northwest Medical Center. Mrs. Sturdivant was born May 7, 1943 in Pearsons Chapel and had lived in the area most of her lifetime. Mrs. Sturdivant was a member of the American Legion of Madisonville and the Pearson Chapel Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughter Monica Bradford and husband Wade, of Spring; brother Norman Kuehn and wife Melisa, of Houston; grandson Casey Bartee, of Spring; numerous other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her husband Orlan Bartee; and sister Wilma Jean Blakeley. Funeral Services for Mrs. Fern Coon Bartee Sturdivant were held Friday, October 22, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Jim Bob Gunnels officiating. Interment followed in the Creek Cemetery. Condolences for Mrs. Sturdivant may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

HAYNE WILLS
Mr. Hayne Wills, age 89 formerly of Dickinson, passed away Thursday, October 7, 2010 in New Braunfels. Mr. Wills was born at Lone Pine on March 29, 1921. He was the last living child of Willard and Minnie Ellen Kelley Wills. Mr. Wills graduated from Lovelady High School and attended Sam Houston University until he joined the Navy at the onset of World War II. He worked at Union Carbide in Texas City for thirty years. He enjoyed his days of ranching in Lovelady. Survivors include his wife Bobbie; son Robert Wills and wife Becky; daughter Joyce Teague; grandchildren Matt Wills, Mary Garcia, Logan Teague and Megan Teague; one great-grandchild Abigail Garcia. Graveside Services for Mr. Hayne Wills were held Saturday, October 9, 2010 at11:00 a.m. at Center Hill Cemetery, with the Rev. Leroy Brown officiating. Honorary Pallbearers were George Beeler, William Money, Thomas Ramey, Matt Wills, Chris Garcia and James Sasser. Memorial gifts may be made to Hope Hospice, 611 North Walnut Avenue, New Braunfels, TX 78130. Condolences may be left for Mr. Hayne Wills online at www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

JEWEL ANDERSON
Mrs. Jewel Anderson, age 91 of Nacogdoches, passed away Friday, October 8, 2010 in Lexington Place in Nacogdoches. Mrs. Anderson was born March 26, 1919 in Houston County and had lived in Nacogdoches for the past eleven years. She was a member of Appleby Baptist Church in Nacogdoches. Survivors include her two daughters Martha Sue Varley, of Grapeland and Weida Shurtleff and husband Robert, of Sugar Land; one son Dennis Anderson and wife Janice, of Nacogdoches; nine grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends. Preceded in death by her husband Sonley D. Anderson; parents Wade and Martha Vada Crenshaw; sisters Katheleen Steingburg, Irene Slowiski and Ona Wells Gentry; and son-in-law Richard W. Varley. Funeral Services for Mrs. Jewel Anderson were held Monday, October 11, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Anderson and the Rev. Darrell Flanagan officiating. Interment followed in the Whitehead Cemetery. Condolences for Mrs. Anderson may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

CARRIE ALLEE
Mrs. Carrie Allee, age 99 of Crockett, passed away Wednesday, October 13, 2010 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. Mrs. Allee was born February 11, 1911 in Houston County, Texas and had lived in the area all of her lifetime. Mrs. Allee was a member of the Austonio Baptist Church and was a housewife. Her joy was gardening, mowing everything in sight on her John Deere tractor and growing her flowers. Survivors include her daughters Ann Brantley and husband LaDon, of Crossett, Ark., Nina McQueen and husband William, of Pasadena; son Johnson Allee, of Austonio; sisters Maisy Indjidjian and Daisy Fritze, both of Crockett; grandchildren Belinda Carder, Mike Brantley, both of Crossett, Ark., JoAnn Hough, of Austonio, Bill McQueen, of Concord, Calif., Jim Allee, of Kirbyville, Sharon Allee, of Austonio and Lydia McKendree, of Corsicana; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband Joe L. Allee in 1971; and daughter-in-law Dody Allee in 2007. Funeral Services for Mrs. Carrie Allee were held Friday, October 15, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in the Austonio Baptist Church with the Rev. Ottis Byers officiating. Interment followed in the Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Austonio Baptist Church, 16832 FM 1280, Crockett, TX 75835 or Austonio Volunteer Fire Department. Condolences for Mrs. Allee may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

MELANIE MEYER MUNSELLE
Mrs. Melanie Meyer Munselle, age 55 of Lufkin, passed away Friday, September 24, 2010 in Lovelady. Mrs. Munselle was born February 5, 1955 in Houston. She was a correctional officer with TDCJ. Melanie was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Lufkin. Survivors include her husband John Munselle, of Lovelady; children Amanda Leigh Allen and Jermy, of Conroe, Gilford Thomas Stovall III and Mandy Michele, of Lufkin, Kevin Andrew Stovall, of Cold Springs, Ryan Meyer Stovall, of Lufkin; one grandson Gilford Thomas Stovall IV., of Lufkin; mother Maryland Meyer, of Houston; brother Michael Meyer, of Houston; sisters Kathy Meyer and Heather Humphries, of Houston; father-in-law Gilford Thomas Stovall, Sr., of Lufkin; numerous other relatives. Preceded in death by her daughter Marie Elizabeth Stovall; father Melvin Meyer; and mother-in-law Elizabeth Ann Stovall. Funeral Services for Mrs. Melanie Meyer Munselle were held Monday, September 27, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Bishop Ray Huggins officiating. Graveside Services followed at 2:00 p.m. in the Garden of Memories in Lufkin. Condolences may be left online at www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

RAYFORD GALLANT
Mr. Rayford Gallant, age 92 of Kennard, passed away Monday, September 27, 2010 in the Community Care Center in Crockett. Mr. Rayford Gallant was born on his family’s farm near Kennard, Texas on April 26, 1918. His parents Marion “Mainy” and Ludie Gallant purchased the farm in 1913, and the entire family worked on the farm. He was the youngest child of the family. His siblings included Ola, Robert, Hazel, Woodrow, and Aileen. Ola and Robert died as children. He grew up during the great depression. The Gallant family raised cotton, peas, corn, cattle, and hogs. He and his brother, Woodrow grew up hunting and fishing in the forests of eastern Houston County. Mr. Gallant married Wilma Baker on December 23, 1937. He worked in Jim Cook’s general store in Kennard. He rode a horse to work and back home every day, and worked seventy-five hours per week at a salary of five dollars. Later, he worked in the meat market as a butcher at Brookshire Brothers in Crockett. After about seven years, he and Wilma moved to Odessa, Texas, and later to Buda, Texas, where their sons Danny and Billy were born. While the family lived in Buda, He worked in meat processing plants as a butcher in Austin. He and Wilma also operated a dairy farm. In l957, they sold their property in Buda and moved back to his family home place near Kennard. They also moved the dairy operation to east Texas and continued dairy farming until the mid-nineteen-sixties. Mr. Gallant also operated a country store in the Berea community. He sold the store in the mid-nineteen-sixties and became a deputy sheriff for a period of time. He then was elected county commissioner of Precinct Four in Houston County and retired after twelve years of service. Mr. Gallant was a wonderful, caring husband and father. He worked hard all of his life, and was completely committed to his family. He loved his family with all of his heart and always demonstrated and expressed his love to his wife and sons. He was also a devoted grandfather and great-grandfather. He dearly loved his grandchildren Sonya, Logan, and Ashley. He also lived to know and love his great-grandchildren, Skylar and Hailey. He particularly loved for Skylar to address him as Pa, and extend her fist for a “fist-bump” with him. Mr. Gallant was a man of integrity and character. He was a “people person”, and had friends in all walks of life. He was the kind of person who never met a stranger. He was extremely proud of his friends and the positive relationships they had. He also enjoyed music and influenced his family with his love of music. He loved to sing, and enjoyed singing in church beyond his ninety-second birthday. His family and friends will always remember his enthusiastic gospel bass-singing. Survivors include his sons Danny Gallant and wife Ethel and Billy Gallant, all of Kennard; grandchildren Sonya Stevenson and husband Shane, Logan Gallant and fiance’ Elizabeth Dowdy and Ashley Gallant, all of Kennard; great-granddaughters Haley Nicole Morgan and Skylar Grace Stevenson; numerous other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his wife Wilma Gallant; parents M. F. and Ludie Gallant; sisters and brothers Hazel Currie, Woodrow Gallant, Ola Gallant, Robert Gallant and Aileen Currie. Funeral Services for Mr. Rayford Gallant were held Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. in the Mt. Olive Church with the Rev. Larry Bruce and the Rev. Ottis Byers officiating. Interment followed in the Corinth Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wilma and Rayford Gallant Education Scholarship for Students of Houston County, Stephen F. Austin University, SFA 6092, Nacogdoches, Texas 75962. Condolences may be made online for Mr. Gallant at www.callawayallee.com Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

MART M. MELTON
Mr. Mart M. Melton, Jr., age 84 of Crockett, passed away Tuesday, September 28, 2010 in the Houston County Nursing Home in Crockett. Mr. Melton was born June 22, 1926 in Brownwood, Texas and had lived in Crockett for the past 3 years. He was a veteran of the United States Navy having served during World War II. Mr. Melton was a retired Banker and a member of the St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Huntsville. Survivors include his daughter Gail Thomas and husband Wade, of Belott; grandchildren Tiffany Sippial and husband Trey, of Montgomery, Jared Thomas, of Belott, Lauren Menn and husband Tony, of Grapevine and Ashley Melton, of Baton Rouge, La.; sisters Jeannie Fitzgerald, of Spring Hill, Tenn. and Joyce McMillan, of Somerville, S C; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by his wife Patricia Melton in 2009; son David Mart Melton; and parents Mart M. Melton, Sr. and Florence (Wilson) Melton. Graveside Funeral Services for Mr. Mart M. Melton, Jr. were held Friday, October 1, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Condolences may be left on line for Mr. Melton at www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

JOE BILLINGSLEY
Mr. Joe Billingsley, age 68 of Crockett, passed away Tuesday, September 28, 2010, at his residence. Mr. Billingsley was born November 30, 1941, in Lufkin, Texas, and had lived in Crockett most of his life. Mr. Billingsley owned and operated Billingsley Auto Supply in Huntsville prior to moving to Crockett in 1977. He lived a quiet and peaceful life of his choice and was a giving, honest, and thoughtful man. He was a hard-working and loving father, brother, uncle, grandfather, and friend to all. In the words of his youngest son, John, "My dad was an extraordinary person who motivated me to strive for perfection through honesty, integrity, and always placing faith in God first followed by a strong sense of family values and ties. I owe everything to the wonderful childhood memories that Daddy made possible and will pass his legacy on to my own children. We will all miss you so very much, Daddy, and until we meet again, may God shed His everlasting light on you." He will be remembered and always loved by his family and friends. Survivors include his sons Alton Page Billingsley, of Huntsville and John Lee Billingsley and wife Robbi, of Kennard; Kay Billingsley, of Huntsville; sister Angela Schneider and husband James, of Angleton; grandchildren Carlton, Brian, Riley, and Jada; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by his parents Alton Albert Billingsley and Lucy Mary (Hale) Billingsley; and sister Rosemary Billingsley. Funeral Services for Mr. Joe Billingsley were held Saturday, October 2, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Grady Gladden officiating. Interment followed in the Jim English Cemetery. Condolences may be left on line for Mr. Billingsley at www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

 

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