MAYNARD -- Billie Gene Nelson, 75, of Maynard died Tuesday, Jan. 18, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro.
Born at Reyno, he was a self-employed sawmill operator.
Survivors include his wife, Ayra Ann Nelson of Maynard; three sons, Ronnie Nelson of Doniphan, Mo., Gary Nelson of Gatewood, Mo., and Richard Nelson of Maynard; a daughter, Pam Shelley of Doniphan; a brother, Mike Nelson of Lake Wappapello, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Peter Nelson and Myrtle Irene Jones Nelson.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the chapel of McNabb Funeral Home of Pocahontas, with Harold Tackett officiating. Burial will follow in Ingram Cemetery at Maynard.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
This obit was posted in the Jonesboro Sun. They're online at www.jonesborosun.com.