Billy B. Keys
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Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 7, 2012 at the Salem Baptist Church Cemetery in Collins for Billy Baugh Keys, 82, of Collins who passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at his residence.
Interment will follow at the Salem Baptist Church Cemetery with Billy M. King-Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Collins in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Keys, a Covington County native, retired from the United States Air Force after twenty three years of service to his country. He also served as the veterans service officer for Covington County for over twenty years before his recent retirement.
Mr. Keys was preceded in death by his parents, Preston and Muriel Baugh Keys; his wife, Nell Robertson Keys; two grandchildren, Steven Napier and Joanna Napier; and one sister, Ann Keys Mitchell.
Survivors include two daughters, Anna Keys Whatley and her husband, Mitchell of Collins, and Billie Nell Keys of Biloxi; one sister, Cecile Keys Perkins of Collins; two grandsons, Craig Napier and his wife, Shannon of Collins, and Captain Adam Napier of Fort Polk, Louisiana; three great-grandchildren, Haley Napier, Laken Napier, and Noah Napier, all of Collins; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other family members.
Published in the Hattiesburg American on Dec. 7, 2012