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Billie Blackshear

Jan. 26, 1928-July 17, 2000

LEONARD - A funeral service for Mrs. Billie Delene Blackshear, 72, of Caddo Mills, is at 10 a.m. Friday at the Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Phil Daniel and Bob Skaggs officiating. Burial will be in Grove Hill Cemetery near Leonard.

Mrs. Blackshear died Tuesday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville.

She was born Jan. 26, 1928 in Wolfe City; the daughter of W.E. Gilliam and Besse Lee Green Gilliam. She and James O. Blackshear were married July 14, 1946 in Leonard.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Central Assembly of God Church in Greenville.

Mrs. Blackshear is survived by her husband of Caddo Mills; a son, James O. Blackshear Jr. of Pueblo, Colo.; daughter Laura Lee Hoedebeck of Royse City; a brother, R.C. Gilliam of Celeste; sister Ruby Neeley of Garland and eight grandchildren.

Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.