|Birth: ||Oct. 31, 1918|
|Death: ||Mar. 1, 2008|
Lewis W. Billings Sr., 89, a resident of Russellville died Saturday, March 1, 2008, at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville.
He was born October 31, 1918, at Newton, Illinois to Lewis Elijah and Margaret India Jenkins Billings. He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II; a guidance counselor at Crossett Public Schools for 16 years and at Russellville Public Schools for 14 years; and a member of the community chorus for 35 years. He loved to garden and was a member of the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Russellville. He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Martha Ann McCarthy; a half brother, Claude Earl Billings; and two half sisters, Hazel Sullivan and Myrtle Celarier.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Martha Billings of Russellville; a son and daughter-in-law, Lewis Billings Jr. and Patricia of Livingston, Texas; three brothers, Dr. James J. Billings of Las Cruses, New Mexico, David Neal and John Billings, both of Little Rock; four grandchildren, Lewis Billings III, Mathew Carrol Billings, Carol McCarthy, and Mary McCarthy; and five great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at Shinn Chapel with the Rev. Otis Mackey officiating. Burial will follow in Booher Cemetery with military honors provided by the Veterans of Foreign War Rogers-Rye Post 2283. Arrangements are under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service.
-From Shinn Funeral Service Online Obit.-
Lewis Elijah Billings (1859 - 1949)
Margaret India Jenkins Billings (1892 - 1975)
Martha R Berry Billings (1923 - ____)*
Lewis William Billings (1918 - 2008)
James Jenkins Billings (1920 - 2011)*
Created by: Nelda Fastenau
Record added: Oct 17, 2008
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