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Melvin Billings, 90
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Smithville resident Melvin Billings, 90, died Jan. 10 at NHC of Smithville.
A member of Mt. Pisgah Free Will Baptist Church, he was a retired minister who pastored several churchs in DeKalb County and surrounding areas. He was the son of the late Ray Vaughn and Clara Felts Billings and was also preceded in death by his wife, Cicil Trapp Billings; grandson, Lynn Tallent; brother, Ernest Billings and sisters, Ellen Hutchins and Odene Prater.
He is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Leonard Tallent of Smithville; grandsons, Marty Tallent of Smithville and Ronald and Andrea of McMinnville; great-grandchildren, Brandon and Martelia Tallent of Smithville, Alex and Aaron Tallent of McMinnville; sister, Alama Billings of Smithville; brothers R.V. and Brenda Billings, and Claude Billings, all of Sparta; sister-in-law, Frances Billings of McMinnville; several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home of Smithville with burial following at DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation begins at 10 a.m. Sunday.
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home of Smithville is in charge of arrangements.
Southern Standard
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Jan. 12, 2014