2016-06-30 / Obituaries


Billy James Allday, 80, of Jackson died June 29, 2016 at his residence.

He was born Dec. 22, 1935 to Leslie and Addie Ray Allday. He had retired as a station captain with the Jackson Volunteer Fire Department having served a total of 40 years with the department as a Chief Warrant Officer III in the National Guard and as an employee of Ciba.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Allday; children, Wayne (Meltri) Allday, Wanda A. (Mike) Blount, Brenda A. Long, grandchildren, Brian (Annie) Long, Michael Allday, Abby (Larry) Allday Templeton, Meagan (Chad) Blount Burnett, Molly Blount (Lance) Burnett; great-grandchild, Jade Lucy; sister, Betty Joyce Pugh and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Jim Earl Allday, granddaughter, Jamie Slayton and son-in-law, Joe Slayton.

Visitation will be Saturday, July 2 at 9:30 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service at Forest Avenue Baptist Church with Revs. Dustin Shelander and Jesse Griffith officiating. Interment will be at Trinity Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be John Brown, Dwight Pugh, Mike Syphrit, Rodger Dean, Jeremy Allday and Buzz Jordan.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Jackson Volunteer Fire Department, Richard McMullen, Curtis Sullivan, Sammy Wallace and Melvin Joiner.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Pilots for Christ or Forest Avenue Baptist Church.

Online condolences may be offered at www.lathanfuneralhomejackson.com.

Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson directed. 


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