Billy Ray Free
Funeral Date: 11/9/2008

Obituary:
Billy Ray Free, age 69, of Warren, AR died Friday November 7, at Bradley County Medical Center. Born July 13, 1939 in Wilmar, AR, a son of the late Everette Glen Free and Willie Jean Boyd Free. He was a retired millwright for Potlatch Corporation and member First United Methodist Church. Also, preceding him in death were brothers James Free and Ronnie Free. Survivors are his wife Margie Weeks Free whom he married September 18, 1959. 1 son Michael Free and spouse Amelia, Kilgore, TX. 1 daughter Sandra Lynn Lonsberry and spouse David, Longview, TX. 2 sisters Lila Drake, Star City, AR., Shelda Hargrave Longview, AR. 4 grandchildren Clayton Lonsberry and spouse Becky, Wesley Lonsberry, Be'la Free, Kelby Free and 2 great-grandchildren Camy Lonsberry and Brynna Lonsberry. Funeral services were at 3:30 p.m. Sunday November 9, Frazerís Chapel with Rev. Gary Maskell officiating. Organist was Linda Barrett and soloist was Kathy Morman. Burial was in Kingsland Cemetery by Frazerís Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Mike Young, Trevor Calhoun, Billy Weeks, T.C. Ashcraft, Earnest Johnson, and Scott Richardson. Honorary pallbearers were Fishermanís Sunday school class and Dr. Kerry Pennington.

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Name: Lola and Victor Mac Maroney
Message: We want you to know we will miss our dear friend Bill. You are in our thoughts and prayers, and we know our words are so inadequate at this time. We loved Bill!!

Name: Patsy Watson
Message: Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

Name: Paige Grider
Message: Mrs. Margie, Sandy, Mike and family, I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Billy today. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: Hannah Childs
Message: Marge, You are in my thoughts and prayers. We know he a\has gone home to be with the Lord.

Name: Norman & Sandra Word
Message: Margie, Just wanted you to how truly sorry we are for your loss. You and your family will be in our prayers & may God be with you during this difficult time.

Name: French and Judy Wynne
Message: Billy was a good friend, and we will miss him. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this sad time.

Name: daren and nona farmer
Message: My thoughts and prayers with be with you Margie, Sandra and Mike.

Name: B.M. and Elizabeth Johnson
Message: May God be with you and help you during this painful time.

Name: JANIE GRICE
Message: MARGIE MY HEART AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. MR. BILLY WAS SUCH A SPECIAL PERSON REMINDING ME OF SANTA ALWAYS CHEERFUL AND SMILING. YOU TAKE YOUR MEMORIES AND KEEP THEM CLOSE TO YOUR HEART BECAUSE YOU BOTH HAD SOMETHING SPECIAL IN MY EYES

Name: Ricky Green
Message: Margie and kids...mythoughts and prayers are with you. Bill will be greatly missed in all but our hearts and memories. All my love. Ricky

Name: Susan Roberts
Message: Margie, So very sorry.

Name: Joye Splawn
Message: Margie and family, There are no words that will comfort so I send you my love and prayers. I'm so glad I've had the opportunity to get to know you and Billy. God bless.

Name: Gail Evans
Message: Margie, I am so sorry about Bill... I know what it is like to lose A husband. I will keep you in my prayers. A friend Gail

Name: Bob & Laverne Laster
Message: Margie, We are so sorry about Bill. You & your family are in our prayers... We love you!

Name: Tom Wright
Message: May the Lord Jesus comfor you at this time. Tom Ed Wright

Name: LEVIE Angle
Message: Was a great shock of hearing about Bill. My Thoughts and Prayers will be with each of you. May God watch over each of you. With my Deepest Sympathy.

Name: Dorothy Jeffers
Message: With My Deepest Sympathy. My Prayers are with you all.

Name: Johnnie Angle
Message: Margie, may God watch over you. Bill was a swell guy. This was such a shock to hear. My Prayers are with you.

Name: Preston Parker
Message: With Deepest Sympathy

Name: LaDonna Goodwin
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during your time of loss. May God's special presence comfort and encourage you.

Name: kaylon taylor
Message: margie, you and your family are in my prayers.

Name: Jim and Deannie Gardner
Message: We are sorry for your loss.

Name: Paula Herring
Message: Sorry For your loss, Mr. Bill was a great person I was his waitress for years at the cafe , he always made me laugh even on a bad day, he will be sadly missed.

Name: Don and Eloise Hunter
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Name: David Milford
Message: Mike: My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during the time of loss of your loved one.

Name: Teresa Watson
Message: Mrs. Margie, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Name: Julie Hamilton
Message: Aunt Margie, Sandy, Mike. Though you aren't my blood relatives, my heart has never known the difference. The Lord will be with you through these sad and difficult days. Uncle Bill will be missed greatly by all of us who loved him so.

Name: Donna Tillman-Wilson
Message: To my "Aunt Margie" Sandy, Mike and family. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. We will continue to hold you close in our hearts and prayers. He is always my "Uncle Bill". With much love.

Name: Becky and Buddy Rauls
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Bill will be missed.

Name: Sandy Gavin
Message: Sandy, I was so sorry to hear you lost your Dad. I left for Branson Friday morning & did not know it until this (Mon) morning. I understand what you all are going thru. Enjoy your mom while you still have her. Even though I'm old enough to be a grandma, I still feel like an orphan now. I love you & will continue to pray for you.

Name: Becky Quimby
Message: Margie and Sandy, I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for all of you. God Bless.

Name: Tony & Kim Cathey
Message: Margie, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Name: Jamie Smith
Message: Mike and Family, Sorry to hear about your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Name: Allison Jones
Message: Mike, I'm so sorry about your dad, You'll be in my prayers.

Name: Sandra and Paul Gatling
Message: Margie, Paul and I were very sorry to hear of your loss. We've been out of town and would like to take time now express our condolences. God Bless You

Name: Campbell and Judy Wilkerson
Message: Margie and family, So sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with your and your family at this time. May God wrap you in his loving arms and guide you through this time of grief.

Name: Paige Stell
Message: Momma Margie, I am so sorry about the loss of Mr. Billy. You both have meant so much to me - more than you know. I will keep you and your family in my prayers and know that God is carrying you during this difficult time.