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Rites are held for Billie Ann Gilley

Funeral services for Billie Ann Gilley, 74, were held May 17 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Banks Peaceful Hills Cemetery at Ice.

A daughter of the late Gale and Eula Belle McIntosh Whitaker, she was the widow of the Rev. Charles Gilley and a sister of the late Betty Gail Whitaker Blair.

She died May 15 at her residence at Cowan.

Known for her cooking and baking skills, she was a member of the Pine Mountain Craft Co-op and the Letcher County Homemakers. She had also served as an election officer for many years.

Surviving are two sons, Marion Gale Gilley and wife Diana and Charles Rodney Gilley and friend Pat Robinson; a daughter, Cammie Ann Gilley; two grandchildren, Miranda Gilley Bentley and husband Joe and Dustin Gilley; and three great-grandchildren, Dylan Michael Bentley, Hayden Ryan Bentley, and Sadie Claire Gilley.

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