Zella Billingsley

Friday, March 11, 2005

BUNCOMBE, Ill. -- Zella Billingsley, 96, of Buncombe, died Thursday, March 10, 2005, at City Care Center in Anna, Ill.

She was born Feb. 4, 1909, in Lick Creek, Ill., daughter of Frank and Louise Row Stokes.

She married Harold Eugene "Joe" Billingsley on April 12, 1929, in Lick Creek. He died on April 13, 2004.

Survivors include a son, Darwin Billingsley of Buncombe; a daughter, Lou Etta Rion of Lick Creek; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, eight sisters and a grandson.

Friends may call after 1 p.m. until time of the funeral on Saturday at Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Anna.

The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Donald Childers officiating.

Burial will be in Ebenezer Hall Cemetery in Lick Creek.