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Dorothy Marie Billingsley

Friday, September 19, 2008

Dorothy Marie Billingsley, daughter of the late Lewis J. and Doris H. Beach Rogers, was born in Saginaw County, Mich., on Oct. 10, 1918, and died at her home near Lowndes on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008, at the age of 89.

Mrs. Billingsley had lived in Dexter and Bernie areas since 1950 and had moved to Lowndes in 1976. She was a member of the Community Church of Christ near Lowndes.

On Feb. 11, 1939, she was married to Raymond C. Billingsley in Gladwin County, Mich. He preceded her in death on May 1, 1995.

Surviving are three sons, Curt, Terry and Rick Billingsley, all of Lowndes; one daughter, Sandra Knight of Lowndes; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two brothers, Arthur and Jack Rogers, both of Lowndes; three sisters, Lottie Meese of Lowndes, Annabelle Schearer of Midland, Mich., and Darlene Ross of Dexter.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, Charles, Richard, Sherman and Lewis Rogers, and Russell McLean; one sister, Leona Chubb; one daughter in infancy; and one grandchild in infancy.

Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008, at the Community Church of Christ near Lowndes with Bro. Jack Rogers of Lowndes and Bro. Dale Rogers of Dexter officiating.

Interment will follow in the Community Church of Christ Cemetery near Lowndes with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.