Thursday, December 8, 2005

Billie Gene Balmas, 78, of Monett, died Friday, Dec. 2, 2005, at his home.

He was born April 24, 1927, in Monett, to William Stephen and Nellie May Hornie Balmas. He married LaVeta Mae Haslip on Aug. 10, 1948, in Neosho. He was a truck driver and a Baptist.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Franklin and Jack Balmas.

Survivors include: one son, Kenneth Balmas and his wife, Linda, of Monett; two daughters, Jeanne Lupe, of Monett, and Debbe Jones, of Purdy; nine grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Services were held Monday, at the Waldensian Cemetery with Rev. Terry LaSalle officiating.