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Billy Joe “Joe Billy” Pilgreen (06-20-2013)
Funeral services for Mr. Billy Joe “Joe Billy” Pilgreen, 78, of Bernice were held 10 a.m. Thursday, June 13, 2013 at Farrar Funeral Home with Bro. Jacob Hilton and Bro. Steve Hughes officiating. Interment was in Shiloh Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home of Farmerville.
Mr. Pilgreen, retired from the Louisiana Dept. of Elections, passed away June 10, 2013. He was a member of Mt. Sterling Baptist Church and loved hunting, fishing and gardening.
Mr. Pilgreen is preceded in death by his daughter, Laura Jo Pilgreen; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Pilgreen; his grandparents; in-laws, Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Green; and niece, Lisa Marsh.
Survivors are his wife of 52 years, Barbara Pilgreen; 1 brother, James E. (Gwen) Pilgreen ; 2 sisters, Mary Jane Swanner and Patsy (James R.) Peterson, all of Bernice; 6 nephews; 7 nieces; 1 brother-in-law, Larry (Nita) Green; 3 sisters-in-law, Janette (Bobby) Kelley, Nancy (Johnny) Marsh and Connie (Robby) Gerety.
Visitation was held from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Farrar Funeral Home in Farmerville. Pallbearers were Allen Kelley, Wes March, Gary Pilgreen, Dillon Pilgreen, Greg Green and Toby Murphey.
Online messages for the family may be left at farrarfuneralhomeonline.com.