Billy Sidney Kinstley

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 24, 2009

Billy Sidney Kinstley, 74, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at his home in Raymond. Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 tonight at Glenwood Funeral Home in Vicksburg. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 2009, at the funeral home with interment to follow at Green Acres Cemetery in Vicksburg.

Mr. Kinstley was born in Hazlehurst and had been a resident of Raymond for 28 years. He worked as a general superintendent for Fountain Construction Company in Jackson.

He was preceded in death by his father, Sidney Kinstley; his mother, Louise Sellers Kinstley; a sister, Betty Jo Kinstley; a brother, Louis Kinstley; and a granddaughter, Angela Schultz Shiers Barrentine.

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He is survived by his fiancé, Christine Landrum; his daughter, Deborah Cummins and husband Wayne of Vicksburg; his son, Bill Kinstley Jr. and wife Carolyn of Sugarland, Texas; his son, Anthony Kinstley and wife Donna of Birmingham, Ala.; his son, Keith Kinstley of Vicksburg; his daughter, Rebecca Abel and husband Bo of Raymond; his son, Eric Branch and wife Jackie of Raymond; his brother, Art Kinstley; sister, Jenny Donnell; sisters, Carmen Case and Cindy Kinstley; 16 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and family friends, Roy Firley and Doug Vinzant.

The Rev. Chris Lohrstoffer, pastor of Hinds Independent Methodist Church, will officiate.

Active pallbearers will be Wayne Cummins, J.W. Carroll, John McBroom, Steve Donnell, Archie Kinstley, Buddy Martin and Michael Kinstley.

Honorary pallbearers are David Miller, Ben Branch, Shawn Donnell and Paul Donnell.

Donations may be made to the Hinds Independent Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1226, Raymond, MS 39154; or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place; Memphis, TN 38105.