Rev. Billy Gene Merrell Sr., age 74, of Mineral Bluff, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017.
He is survived by his wife, Louvinna Merrell; sons, Ronnie (Louise) Merrell, Johnny (Lisa) Merrell, and Billy Merrell Jr.; daughters, Linda (Mike) Jarrett and Carol Towe; brothers, Harold Merrell and Pete Merrell; sister, Francis Chastain; 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, Feb. 21, from the Chapel of Akins Funeral Home.
Interment followed in Hot House Baptist Church Cemetery.
For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to help defray final expenses.
Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge was in charge of the arrangements.