Hurley Hays Billings, 84, of Traphill, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 at his home.
Funeral services were held this afternoon at Christian Home Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve Absher, the Rev. E.R. Wiles, the Rev. Tony White, and the Rev. Larry Adams officiating. The body was placed in the church at 1:30. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Billings was born in Wilkes County, March 11, 1928, to Dewey and Myrtle Pruitt Billings. He was a member of Christian Home Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and choir director.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Billings was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Ruby Ruth Billings, a sister, Dorothy Holcomb; and two brothers, Elmer Billings and Buster (Buck) Billings.
Mr. Billings is survived by a daughter, Cathy Billings Richardson of Traphill; three sons, Wristal David Billings and wife, Cheryl, of Thurmond, Steve Hays Billings and wife, Brenda, of Traphill, and Randy Ray Billings of Traphill; three sisters, Ella Byrd and Reo McBride, both of Winston-Salem, and Arkie Pardue Crabb of Traphill; one brother, Benny Billings and wife, Linda, of Traphill; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice, 688 North Bridge Street, Elkin, N.C. 28621; or to the American Lung Association, 514 Daniels Street, Suite 109, Raleigh, N.C. 27605.