Mr. Billy Franklin Stowe

Mr. Billy Franklin Stowe, age 83, of Newnan, GA, died at Gentiva Hospice on June 11, 2013.

He was born in Commerce, GA, on Sept. 22, 1929, to the late Ralph and Lillie Mae Stowe. He retired from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution where he was a truck driver. Billy was a member of Welcome Road Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Virginia Ellen Williams Stowe; sons, Jackie Watts (Judy) of Greenville, Donnie Watts (Cathy) of Newnan, Johnny Watts (Ruth) of Peachtree City, and Johnny Stowe (Janet) of Lithonia; daughters, Anne Jenerou (John) of Michigan, Cheryl Hardy (Walter) of Florida, Phyllis Luper (Jim) of Tennessee, and Angela Stowe of Lithonia; brother, C.W. Stowe of Athens; sisters, Sally Downs of Maryland and Betty Brewer of Athens; 19 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.higginshillcrestchapel.com. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 15 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Rev. Dan Odom and Rev. Tony Grant officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 11 a.m. until service time.

Higgins Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home, Newnan, 770-253-4723



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