Billy Jones Cash, age 74

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Billy Jones Cash passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends at his home in Canton, Ga. on February 5, 2016 at the age of 74 following a long battle with cancer.

Billy was born June 29, 1941 in Irwinville, Ga. to the late Ernest T. Cash, Sr. and Naomi Leah (Jones) Cash.  

Billy served honorably in the U.S. Navy.  They moved back to his home community in Sycamore to raise their family and farm. Billy loved farming and living in the community where his family had resided for many generations. In later years, he moved to Stockbridge, then retired in Canton near his daughter and her family.  In those years he enjoyed cooking, having company to cook for and spending time with family and dear friends, both old and new.  He never lost his love for his hometown and enjoyed visiting there until he recently became very ill.  

Billy is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Jerome Cash and Ernest T. Cash, Jr. and sister Betty Cash Floyd.  

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Dorothy Virginia (Cates) Cash of Canton; son Tim (Teryl) Cash of Kansas City; daughter Leah (Steve) Nolan; granddaughters SaraBeth and Mary Nolan, all of Canton; daughter Lynn Cash of Atlanta; sister Joyce Cash Kimbrell of Jasper, and brothers-in-laws, sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces.  

The funeral service was held on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville Chapel.  Steve Nolan, son-in-law,  officiated, with Patty Kimbrell, niece, and Chuck Watkins, beloved friend, participating.  Burial immediately followed funeral service at Camp Memorial Park, Fayetteville. The family received friends on February 7, 2016 at the funeral home. Pallbearers were nephews David Kimbrell, Tommy Mathis, Charles McKennon and Mike Kluttz, and dear friends Chuck Watkins, Randy Kendrick, Keith Story and Mike Walters.  Honorary pallbearers are life-long friends, W.C. Kendrick, Billy Lewis, Ray Lloyd, Clinton Powers, James Roy Story and B.C. Wilson. Per Billy’s request, the family is hosting a gathering and dinner for all attending at the Holiday Inn Express, 140 East Lanier Avenue, Fayetteville immediately following the burial.  

Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville – www.mowellfuneralhome.com