Billy Ray Mashburn, age 66 of Murphy went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 15, 2019.
He was the son of the late Leonard Jackson and Lillie Melinda Farmer Mashburn. Billy was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Ogreeta Baptist Church. He enjoyed socializing at the Unaka Community Center and visiting with his large extended family. Billy worked in the carpet mills in Dalton, Ga, drove a bus for Cherokee County Schools and worked at Mundy's Lumber Company.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Leonard Mashburn and a nephew, Jonathan Edward Carroll.
He is survived by four sisters, Wilma Mashburn Beaver of Marble, Lois Mashburn Sneed and husband Stanley and Thelma Mashburn Allen and husband Robert all of the Ebenezer community and Doris Mashburn of Trenton, FL; two brothers, Herman Mashburn and wife Elaine and Paul Mashburn and wife Regina all of the Unaka community; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 3:30 pm, Sunday, March 17, 2019 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy. Rev. Calvin Murphy will officiate. Music will be provided by David Lovingood. Burial will be in the Unaka Baptist Church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Adam, Jerry, Melvin, David and Jason Mashburn and Tyler Dockery. Honorary pallbearers will be James Sneed and Tripp Beaver.
The family will receive friends from 2 pm to 3:30 pm, Sunday, March 17, 2019 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home
Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.
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