William ‘Billy’ Howell East

Published 5:00 am Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Services for William “Billy” Howell East of Brookhaven are 1p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, at Episcopal Church of the Redeemer withburial in Rose Hill Cemetery. Brookhaven Funeral Home is in chargeof arrangements.

Visitation is Tuesday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at thechurch.

Mr. East, 85, died Sept. 19, 2004, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. He was born in McGehee, Ark., on Nov. 17, 1918, to Floyd C.East and Myrtice Howell East.

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He was a retired engineer with McMullen and Son. Prior to that,he had been co-owner of East Pharmacy for about 30 years. Hegraduated from Brookhaven High School and earned a mechanicalengineering degree from Mississippi State University. He was anavid MSU fan. He was a master staff sergeant in the Air Force,serving in World War II.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his second wife, OllieMae East; his brothers, Floyd C. East Jr. and James Thomas “Tommy”East; and his sisters, Betsy Lindsay and Ann Ferrell.

Survivors are his daughter, Martha Morgan and her husband, Paul,of Brookhaven; his sons, James Thomas East of Suger Land, Texas,and Richard Howell East of Hermitage, Tenn.; his sister, JuneLofton and her husband, Chid, of Brookhaven; and his grandson,Andrew Paul Alvin Morgan of Brookhaven.

Memorials may be made to the Mississippi State UniversityFoundation Lincoln County Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 6149,Mississippi State, MS 39762-6149.