James Ernest (Pete) Billings(1945 - 2014)

James Ernest (Pete) Billings, 68, of Elk Creek, Va., passed away Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at Forsyth Medical Center, in Winston-Salem, N.C.
He was born June 21, 1945, at Independence, Va., to Charles Troy Billings and Jincye Cox Billings.  
He was preceded in death by his father; and sister, Joyce B. Jones.
He was a retired investigator with the Grayson County Sherriff's Office.
Survivors include his wife, Alta Sutherland Billings of the home; his mother, Jincye Cox Billings of Independence;  two sons and spouses, Brian and April Billings of Elk Creek and Wes and Hillary Billings of Draper; three grandchildren, David Billings of Fort Carson, Colo., Brayden Billings and Addison Billings of Draper.
Funeral service was held Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at Lebanon United Methodist Church, Elk Creek, Va. The Rev. Bobby Lorton and the Rev. Bill Shupe officiated. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Flowers appreciated or memorial contributions to Elk Creek Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 130, Elk Creek, Va. 24326 or Elk Creek Volunteer Fire Dept., P.O. Box 36, Elk Creek, Va. 24326.
Arrangements by Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Independence, Va.

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Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home
44 Dan Walters Dr. P.O. Box 306  Independence, VA 24348
Published in Galax Gazette from Feb. 26 to Feb. 27, 2014