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Billy Gene Perry

Billy Gene Perry, 78, of Van Buren, Arkansas died Monday, September 3rd in a local hospital.

He was a member of Greater Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church where he was church janitor for 20 years, member of the Senior Choir and the Male Chorus; a graduate of Lincoln High School; retired from Crawford County Memorial Hospital after 50 years of service.

Funeral will be Saturday, September 8th at 11:00 am at Greater Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church with burial at Lewis Cemetery in Alma, AR under the direction of Rowell-Parish Mortuary of Fort Smith.

Pallbearers will be Arthur Releford, David Releford, Michael Releford, Patrick Releford, Jerry Perry, Phil Perry, Marion Perry and Jimmy Keys.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Deacons of Greater Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Palestine; daughters, Vickie McClish (Ron) of Lawton, OK, Cynthia Perry of Fort Smith, and Theresa McCreary (Noel) of Van Buren; sons, Andrew and Bill (Phen) Perry both of Fort Smith, Matthew and Randy Perry (Glenda) both of Van Buren; sisters, Susie Snell of Tulsa, OK and Inola Perry of Van Buren; a host of grandchildren.

The family will receive visitors and friends at 53 South 22nd Street, Van Buren, Arkansas.