Monday, September 10, 2018

Billy Crowell

Mr. Billy Jones Crowell, 76, passed away on Sunday, September 9, 2018, at Pine Cottage at the Winston County Nursing Home in Louisville, MS. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, September 11th, at Murphy Creek Baptist Church, with Rev. Mark Mayo and Rev. Grady Crowell officiating. Interment will be in Murphy Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M. at Murphy Creek Baptist Church. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Crowell was born November 11, 1941, in Louisville, MS. He retired after 33 years as a postal carrier. He was a pillar of Murphy Creek Baptist Church, having served as deacon, Sunday School teacher for over 40 years, Training Union teacher, and head of many other committees in the church over the years. Billy was Secretary Treasurer of Bond Water Association for 43 years, and was an avid Ole Miss fan. He was preceded in death by his parents, Myrtis Arlee Jones and James Frank Crowell; and his sister, Louise Cravens.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Lou Stevenson Crowell; his daughter, Kim (Neal) Higgason; his brother, Johnny (Claire) Crowell; two grandchildren, Bethany Higgason and Kara Higgason, all of Louisville; and special in-laws, Shirley and Billy Strait, and Willie Earl and Dorothy Stevenson.

Pallbearers will be Ben Jackson, Justin Strait, Rusty Foster, Gary Boatner, Junior Stewart, and Freddy Fulcher.

Memorials may be made to Murphy Creek Baptist Church.

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