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Billy Gene ‘Bill’ Montgomery

Services for Billy Gene “Bill” Montgomery of Summit are 11 a.m.,Monday, March 29, at Catchings Funeral Home Chapel in McComb withburial in Arlington Cemetery. The services will be conducted by theRev. Lloyd Calcote, the Rev. Rick Kennedy and the Rev. KeithSmith.

Visitation is Sunday from 2-5:30 p.m., and Monday from 10-11a.m., at the funeral home.

Mr. Montgomery, 68, died March 26, 2004, at his residence. Hewas born in Lincoln County on April 27, 1935, to Harold and GeorgiaJordan Montgomery.

He worked in the oil fields and owned Montgomery Dozier Servicefor many years. He was the first road supervisor for Pike Countywhere he retired on Aug. 1, 2003, after 14 years of service. He wasa graduate of Brookhaven High School and attended Co-Lin JuniorCollege. He was a member of Summit United Methodist Church and wasa former long-time member of Arlington Baptist Church. He was aveteran of the Army, where he served two years. He was a formermember of the Mississippi National Guard. He was a member of theJohn A. Quitman Grand Lodge F&AM of Mississippi #244, theSouthwest Mississippi Shrine Club and VFW Post #2618.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his first wife, TenaMartin Carr Montgomery and a nephew, Jeff Case.

Survivors are his wife, Gayle Wilson Montgomery of Summit; hisstepson, Thomas Carr of Independence, La.; his sister andbrother-in-law, Myra and Gary Case of Bogue Chitto; his brothersand sisters-in-law, Robert and Barbara Montgomery of Jackson, Tenn.and Donald and Gay Montgomery of Tallahassee, Fla.; asister-in-law, Suzanne Whittington of North Carolina; astep-grandson, Thomas William “Billy” Carr of McComb, astep-granddaughter, Tina Carr of Independence, La.; three nephews;five nieces; several great-nephews and nieces; and numerous otherrelatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Buddy Spring, John Wynn, J.W. Beck, PhillipR. Price, Roffie Burt, and Roger Brumfield. Honorary pallbearerswill be the Pike County Board of Supervisors and the Pike CountyRoad Department.

Memorials may be sent to Hospice Ministries, P.O. Box 1228,Ridgeland., MS 39158 or to a charity of your choice.