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Billie C. Nielsen
1922 - 2014

Billie C. Nielsen, 92, of Wichita Falls, passed away Monday, August 25.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, at Lamar Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Pursley, officiating.

Interment will follow at Bluegrove Cemetery under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Wichita Falls.

Billie was born on Feb. 2, 1922, in Bluegrove, to the late Floyd and Jeffie (Childs) Callaway. She attended schools in Henrietta, and later graduated from Decatur Baptist College. She was a member of Lamar Baptist Church where she served as the organist for 44 years. She was also a member of the Women of Rotary, and the Green Chip Investment Club.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lee Alfred Nielsen in 2012; and her brother, Harold Callaway.

Survivors include her sons, Jim Bernethy of Edmond, OK., and Larry Bernethy of Bristol, TN.; her daughters, Linda Kay Escue of Iowa Park, Linda Lee White of Shreveport, LA., and Debbie Howard of Reno, NV.; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. this evening at Owens & Brumley Funeral Home.

For those desiring, the family suggest memorial donations be made to Presbyterian Manor Good Samaritan Fund, 4600 Taft Blvd, Wichita Falls, TX 76308.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

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