Dies at 92 – William Henry Billings, retired farmer of Garland, died at 2:30 Monday morning at his home following a year’s illness. He was 92. Mr. Billings, a lifelong resident of Tipton County, was active in his farming and in community affairs until a year ago. He was employed for 30 years at Peeler and Max Gin at Garland. He was a member of Kelley’s Chapel Holiness Church. Mr. Billings and his wife, Mrs. Elnora Berg Billings, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in August. Services were held at 10:30 Tuesday morning in the Kelley’s Chapel Holiness Church. Burial was in Shiloh Cemetery with Maley Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Billings leaves two sons, Ben Billings and James Billings of Covington; two daughters, Mrs. G. D. Burlison of Covington and Mrs. Floyd Wilson of Burlison; four half-brothers, James L. Luttrell, Terrell L. Luttrell and Silas M. Luttrell, all of Covington, and Pinkney N. Luttrell of Obion; two half-sisters, Mrs. Albert A. Kelley and Mrs. Annie Tracy of Burlison; 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson. Newspaper unknown (William was born 12/2/1869 and died 11/5/1962) Submitted by Susan Krall and Leslie Roane

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