Mary Billings

Hamilton County

Mary Ruth Billings, 94, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in the Hospice Care Center.She was a faithful member of New Emanuel Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Laura Dowdy; brother, Abraham Dowdy; husband, George W. Billings Jr.; daughter, Exie Mae Bridges; and granddaughter, Deborah Simmons.Survivors include grandchildren, Willie Ann Wilson, Orlander Petty, Dorothy Phillips, Samuel Bridges and Jacqueline Chapman; several great-grandchildren, cousins; other relatives and many friends.Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at New Emanuel Baptist Church with Pastor Terrence Hannah as the eulogist.Burial: Elim Baptist Church Cemetery in Newnan, Ga.The body will lie in state after 2 p.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home.

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