Billy E. Willard

Published 11:32 am Wednesday, February 2, 2011

PEARL — Billy E. Willard died Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, in Ridgeland. He was 52.

A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Mr. Willard was a longtime resident of Rolling Fork and had lived in Pearl for the past six years. He was a truck driver for McNeely Plastics.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ellis Willard Sr.; and a sister, Maureen Dickerson.

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Survivors include one son, Ellis Willard III of Rolling Fork; his mother, Dorothy Franklin of Belzoni; two brothers, Ellis Beaudron of Ripley and Ray Woods of Oil City; four sisters, Diane Franklin of Rolling Fork, Barbara Willard of Belzoni, Charlotte Langley of Harrison, Ark., and Linda Gorman of Orlando, Fla.; and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Rolling Fork United Methodist Church with the Rev. Beth Miller officiating. Burial will follow at Mound Cemetery under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home in Rolling Fork. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 tonight at the church.

Pallbearers will be Seth Jones, Mike Mathis, Lee Curtis, Wayne Davis, Cody Pierce and Brian Franklin.