Anna Elias

Thursday, September 13, 2007

CAIRO, Ill. -- Anna W. "Billie" Elias, 89, of Cairo died Monday, Sept. 3, 2007, at Daystar Care Center.

She was born March 25, 1918, in Cairo, daughter of William Thomas and Estella Waterman Clanton. She married George S. Elias, who preceded her in death.

Elias was a teller 36 years at First Bank and Trust Co. in Cairo. She was a member of Mighty Rivers Regional Worship Center and former president of Cairo Business and Professional Women's Club.

Survivors include two sons, James Elias of Sherman Oaks, Calif., Thomas Elias of Arlington, Va.; four grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four sisters and two granddaughters.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo, and from 9 a.m. until time of service Saturday at Mighty Rivers Center.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the center, with Dr. Larry Potts officiating. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Gardens at Villa Ridge, Ill.