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James Edward "Sonny" Billings
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Birth: May 4, 1936
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA
Death: May 8, 2005
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA

DeSoto County Tribune - (May/13/2005)

BILLINGS, JAMES E., 69, died Sunday, May 8, 2005, at Trinity Mission Nursing Home. Services were held Tuesday, May 10, 2005, at Forest Hill Funeral Home East in Memphis with burial in Forest Hill Cemetery East there. He was a member of Mullins Station Baptist Church. He leaves five daughters, Teresa Marcum, Pamela Massengill, Deborah Crapa, Donna Hollifield and Kimberly Kelley, all of Byhalia; two sisters, Jean Murphy of Memphis and Marie Billings of Southaven; two brothers, David Billings of Monette, Mo., and Jack Billings of Memphis, 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society or Diabetes Foundation.

This is my uncle Sonny. His first wife was Barbara Dean Tubbs and they had four beautiful girls: Debbie, Pam, Donna and Teresa. We used to visit them a lot when I was a kid.

Sometime in the 1970's Sonny began living with a woman named Flo and her daughter Penny. I believe they were together long enough that Flo became his common law wife.

His third wife was for many years known as Shirley but her real name was Dorothy Daniels. She was a very sweet woman and she predeceased him by 6 years.
Family links: 
  Melvin Allen Billings (1910 - 1974)
  Mary Josephine Bennett Billings (1918 - 1974)
  Dorothy D. Daniels Billings (1932 - 1999)
  Barbara Dean Tubbs Massengill (1937 - 2005)
  Deborah Ritter Billings Crapa (____ - 2012)*
  Irma Jean Billings Murphy (1935 - 2009)*
  James Edward Billings (1936 - 2005)
  David Allen Billings (1937 - 2008)*
  Julia Marie Billings (1938 - 2007)*
  Edna Aline Billings Pepin (1940 - 2000)*
  Melvin Maurice Billings (1944 - 2012)*
*Calculated relationship
Forest Hill Cemetery East
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA
Maintained by: Mary & Kent
Originally Created by: Southerngal
Record added: Aug 24, 2009
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James Edward Sonny Billings
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James Edward Sonny Billings
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James Edward Sonny Billings
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Remembering you today!! RIP uncle sonny
- Angelia McHand Heinold
 Added: Sep. 6, 2015

- Mary & Kent
 Added: Feb. 7, 2013
Sonny was married last to Dorothy "Dot" Daniels. Sonny and Dot were a couple and in love a very long time before they married. She died unexpectedly and Sonny never got over her loss. Dot was the daughter of Harvey and Bertha Daniels. She had 4 childre...(Read more)
- Southerngal
 Added: Aug. 27, 2012
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