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William Billingsley

November 29, 1917 — March 31, 2013

William Franklin “Dub” Billingsley went home to be with the Father on March 31, 2013. He left behind a lifetime of loving memories – Memories of his being there in times of difficulty as well as times of joy. He never traveled far or received much worldly recognition. He just didn’t need to – he found the fountain of living water right where he lived – inside his own heart. He drank from it deeply each day, lived close to the earth, and poured out Gods love into the lives of those around him. What a fine example of a life well lived.

Funeral services memorializing the life of “Dub” Billingsley, age 95, of Ritchie Road, Scaly Mountain, will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, April 4, 2013 from the Flats of Middle Creek Baptist Church in Scaly Mountain. The body will be placed in the church at 1:00 PM where it will lie in state until the service hour. Rev. Gary McCall, Rev. Cale Stancil, and Rev. Terry Whitesides will officiate with interment to follow the service at Scaly Mountain Methodist Cemetery.

Mr. Billingsley was born in Scaly Mountain on November 29, 1917. He was the son of the late J. Newton and Jane Burrell Billingsley. Mr. Billingsley was a self-employed farmer and he was an avid outdoorsman. He was the oldest living member at Flats of Middle Creek Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Billingsley is preceded in death by his wife Dollie Brown Billingsley, and siblings Lillie Nix, Mae Johnson, Grace Vinson, Beatrice “Chub” Brown, Dora James, Esther Ritchie, Rhoda Nix, Minnie B. Owens, Lela B. Crain, Jim Billingsley, and L. C. Billingsley.

Survivors include sons and daughters in law Vaughn and Lillie Billingsley of Rabun Gap, Jack and Shorty Billingsley and Darrell and Margaret “Susie” Billingsley all of Scaly Mountain, daughter and son in law Barbara and Jimmy McClure of Otto, grandchildren Robin Billingsley, Tammy Kilby, Sheila McClain, Holly Cabe, Donna Faulkner, Debbie Gibbs, Karen Hayhurst, David McClure, Ann James, Kay Billingsley, and Chuck Billingsley, as well as 15 great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Hunter Funeral Home, 423 Warwoman Road, Clayton on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM. The family is at the residence of Jack Billingsley in the Scaly Mountain Community.

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Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Service Schedule

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Chapel of Hunter Funeral Home

423 Warwoman Road, Clayton, GA 30525

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Flats of Middle Creek Baptist Church

North Carolina 106, Scaly Mountain, NC 28775

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