Funeral services memorializing the life of “Dub” Billingsley, 95, of Scaly Mountain, N.C., will be held at 2 p.m. today at Flats of Middle Creek Baptist Church in Scaly Mountain. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m., where it will lie in state until the service hour. The Revs. Gary McCall, Cale Stancil, and Terry Whitesides will officiate with burial to follow the service at Scaly Mountain Methodist Cemetery.
Mr. Billingsley was born Nov. 29, 1917, in Scaly Mountain to the late J. Newton and Jane Burrell Billingsley. He was a self-employed farmer and was an avid outdoorsman. He was the oldest living member at Flats of Middle Creek Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: his wife, Dollie Brown Billingsley; and his siblings, Lillie Nix, Mae Johnson, Grace Vinson, Beatrice “Chub” Brown, Dora James, Esther Ritchie, Rhoda Nix, Minnie B. Owens, Lela B. Crain, Jim Billingsley and L. C. Billingsley.
Survivors include: his sons and daughters-in-law, Vaughn and Lillie Billingsley of Rabun Gap, Jack and Shorty Billingsley and Darrell and Margaret “Susie” Billingsley, all of Scaly Mountain; a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Jimmy McClure of Otto, N.C.; grandchildren, Robin Billingsley, Tammy Kilby, Sheila McClain, Holly Cabe, Donna Faulkner, Debbie Gibbs, Karen Hayhurst, David McClure, Ann James, Kay Billingsley and Chuck Billingsley; 15 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
The family received friends from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Hunter Funeral Home, 423 Warwoman Road. The family is at the residence of Jack Billingsley in the Scaly Mountain community.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.hunterfuneralhomega.com.