Harold Billingsley

Thursday, April 15, 2004

BUNCOMBE, Ill. -- Harold Eugene "Joe" Billingsley, 94, of Buncombe died Tuesday, April 13, 2004, at Union County Nursing Home in Anna, Ill.

He was born Aug. 15, 1909, at Lick Creek, Ill., son of Omer and Minnie Hood Billingsley. He and Zella Stokes were married April 12, 1929, at Lick Creek.

Billingsley was a lifelong farmer and carpenter.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Lou Rion of Lick Creek; a son, Darwin Billingsley of Buncombe; two sisters, Cornelia Morris of St. Charles, Ill., Verla Newton of Jonesboro, Ill; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a grandson.

Friends may call at Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Anna from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Donald Childers officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Hall Cemetery at Lick Creek.