Saturday, March 5, 2011

Billy Louis Haggard

Mr. Billy Louis Haggard, 82, passed away on Saturday, March 5, 2011, at University Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi. Visitation will be at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi, on Sunday, March 6, 2011, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Visitation will also be held at Noxapater Baptist Church on Monday, March 7, from 1 p.m. until service time. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 7, 2011, at Noxapater Baptist Church with burial following in Mt. Carmel Cemetery with Rev. Wayne Sanders and Rev. Trent Bilbo officiating. Mr. Haggard was born on September 13, 1928, to Walter Metts and Alice Rogers Haggard. He was a retired railroad conductor for G M & O and for I C & G Railroads. He was a member of Noxapater Baptist Church and he served his country in the U. S. Air Force.
Mr. Haggard is survived by his wife, Carolyn, of Noxapater, Mississippi; one daughter, Lisa Horne and husband, Lamar, also of Noxapater; one son, Ricky Haggard and wife, Evie, of Alabaster, Alabama; three sisters, Patty Jones and husband, D. P., of Mobile, Alabama; Reba Deveny of Batesville, Mississippi, and Sarah Ballard, and husband, Mac, of Grenada, Mississippi; one brother, Jimmy Gale Haggard and wife, Betty, of Noxapater; four grandchildren, Ryan Haggard and wife, Julie, of Pelham, Alabama, Kyle Haggard of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Brody and Colton Horne both of Noxapater; and one great-grandchild, Summer Haggard of Pelham, Alabama. He was preceded in death by his parents, Metts and Alice Rogers Haggard; a daughter, Sharon Dawn Haggard; and a brother, Roger Metts Haggard.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Carmel Cemetery Landscaping Fund. Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS is handling the arrangements.