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Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] Billingsley
Date: Wed, 5 Jun 2002 14:50:28 -0700
Thanks for reminding me of Arson & Johnie. I was very young when they were around our house. Arson kept horses at our field and later on my grandparents rented his house for about a year.
Once when I was around 10, Arson was talking about buying a car. I asked him if he was going to buy it and he said, " Of course not. It don't have air conditioning and I wouldn't hardly buy a wheelbarrow what didn't have air conditioning!"
I guess I'll never forget him. He managed the last fruit packing shed in Armona up until it was torn down. When they were selling off the crates and stuff inside, my brother and I were to be there for people picking up the stuff they bought. We made mazes out of the crates at first and spent hours having friends wander through them. Then, as there weren't enough to do that we made sure to have them ready to go.
Remind me some time and I'll tell you the story of Arson breaking his arm by getting thrown by his horse named Buck.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Vera Reeves" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Friday, May 31, 2002 4:35 PM
> Subject: [ARIZARD-L] Billingsley
> > >From book in the library at Hanford, California
> > Grangeville Cemetery in Armona, Kings County, CA
> > Arson Billingsley
> > 7 Dec 1906 - 11 Feb 1985
> > m. Johnie Kent 31 Jan 1931
> > Johnie (Kent) Billingsley
> > 9 Jun 1911 -
> > May 19, 2002 still living
> > Bud H. Billingsley
> > 3 Aug 1912 - 9 Nov 1977
> > Sam E. Billingsley
> > 2 Feb 1908 - 18 Jan 1990
> > m. Elaine 28 Jan 1930
> > forgot to get his obit
> > Elaine Billingsley
> > 21 Mar 1913 -
> > ---------------------------------------
> > Hanford Sentinel newspaper
> > Feb 13, 1985
> > Arson Billingsley, 78, died Monday in a local hospital. A native of Myron,
> > Ark., he had lived in Kings County since 1936. He was retired, having been
> > buyer for Federal Fruit Distributors. He was a member of the Armona
> > Pentecostal Church of God.
> > Survivors are his wife, Johnnie Billingsley of Armona, one son, Lynn
> > Billingsley of Lindsay, one brother, Kennard Billingsley of Franklin,
> > one sister Catherine Battertion of Franklin and one granddaughter.
> > Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday in Grangeville Cemetery.
> > Arrangements are by Whitehurst McNamara Chapel. Friends may call at the
> > chapel from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. END
> > ----------------------------------------
> > Hanford Sentinel newspaper
> > forgot to get date
> > Services for Bud Harman Billingsley will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at
> > PhippsDale Chapel in Lemoore. Burial will follow in Grangeville Cemetery.
> > Billingsley, 65 died Wednesday in a Fresno hosptial. He was born in
> > and had lived in the Lemoore area for the last 36 years. He was a veteran
> > World War II.
> > Survivors are one son, Buddy Billingsley of Stockton; three brothers,
> > Billingsley of Armona, Alvah and Kennard Billingsley, both or Franklin,
> > Ark., and one sister, Catherine Batterton also of Franklin, Ark.
> > Other survivors are one grandson and numerous nieces and nephews. END
> > ----------------------------------------------
> > There are a few more Billingsleys in this area if anyone is interested in
> > the names.but the above is all I found in this one cemetery.
> > It looks like the parents of these Billingsleys are buried in the Bates
> > Cemetery in Izard County. If anyone should want more infomation on these
> > I'll be happy to see what I can gather up.
> > Vera
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