Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Kirby Billingsley, 81, of
Gainesboro, Tennessee, will be held at 1 P.M. on Wednesday,
November 16, at Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in
Gainesboro. Burial will follow in the Rob Draper Memorial
Cemetery in the Stone community of Jackson County.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 3 – 9 P.M., and
on Wednesday from 10 A.M. until time of services at Upper
Cumberland Funeral Home.

Mrs. Billingsley passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2005,
at the Mabry Health Care Center in Gainesboro, Tennessee.

She was born July 31, 1924, in Sumner County, Tennessee, to
the late
Daniel Averett Kirby and Eleanor Biggs Kirby. On
October 19, 1943, she was married to
Rupert N. Billingsley,
who survives.

Mrs. Billingsley was a retired teacher at Gainesboro Elementary
School. She was a member of the Gainesboro Church of Christ,
the Jackson County Retired Teachers Association, and the
Home Demonstration Club.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by
1
Brother:
Maxie Kirby; and 2 Sisters: Essie Nell Maddux and
Avanna Crowder.

Survivors include
her husband: Rupert N. Billingsley of
Gainesboro, TN;
2 Sons: Jerry Billingsley of Seabrook, TX, and
John Billingsley of Gainesboro, TN;
1 Granddaughter: Krista
Billingsley of Gainesboro, TN, currently residing in Pensacola,
FL; and
1 Brother: Charlie Odell Kirby of Oak Ridge, TN.

Bro. Wally Kirby and Bro. Wayne Wells will officiate at the
services.
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