Billie B. Lafferty, 81, of Pax, WV died Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley after a short illness.

Born May 22, 1932 at Pax, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Homer and Willie Opal Huffman Lafferty.

He was a retired coal miner having worked for Milburn Colliery and was a member of the Packs Branch Baptist Church. Billie was a US Navy veteran of the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ellen Hicks Lafferty; two daughters, Debra Lynn Pritt and husband, Lawrence of Lively and Mary Kathleen Coll and husband, John of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Shane Pritt of Bradley, Jason Pritt and wife, Georgie of Salt Rock, Lorainne Lafferty of Omaha, Nebraska and Kendra Lafferty of Richmond, Virginia; great grandchildren, Savannah Pritt of Salt Rock and Kali Lafferty of Omaha, Nebraska; three sisters, Melba C. Thomas of Anchorage, Alaska, Shelby J. Weekly of Fayetteville and Charlotte L. Lewis of Portland, Indiana.

Funeral services will be 2:00 P. M. Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Tyree Funeral Home in Mount Hope with Pastor Sam Vance officiating. Burial will follow at Willis Branch Community Cemetery at Pax. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Saturday.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope, WV

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