Friday, June 5, 2015

Billy Peterson

Billy Peterson, 88, passed away on Friday, June 5, 2015, at his residence in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday, June 5, 2015, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, 2015, at Antioch Baptist Church with Rev. Phil Fancher officiating. Interment will follow in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Peterson was born on November 12, 1926, to Hunter and Claudie Mae Woods Peterson. He was a member of Pugh’s Mill Methodist Church and was retired from Taylor Machine Works in Louisville where he worked as a diesel mechanic. He answered the call of his country by serving in the United States Navy during World War II.

Billy is survived by his son, Rickey Peterson and wife, Dixie, of Phenix City, Alabama; and by his daughter, Vickie Corkren and husband, Jeff, of Raymond, Mississippi. He is also survived by four grandchildren: Landon Corkren; Heath Peterson; Haleigh Peterson; and Heather Peterson; as well as a great-grandchild, Kason Peterson. Mr. Peterson was preceded in death by his wife, Billie Peterson; and his parents.

Serving as pallbearers will be Landon Corkren, John Avery Kovarik, Danny Peterson, Jimmy Peterson, Maxey Peterson, and Ricky Peterson. Memorials may be given to Antioch Baptist Church, c/o Louis Varner, 114 Athens Drive, Louisville, MS 39339

Services are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at