Billy Ray Files, 77, of Monette, former longtime Marked Tree area resident, died Sunday May 8, 2011, at the Monette Manor Nursing Center. Born June 6, 1933, in Clinton, Ark., he was the son of the late Otto and Martha Bench Files, had been a Monette resident since 1985 and was retired from Akins Farms in Monette.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Geneva Riley Files, and his brother, J.D. Files, Sr.
He is survived by his son, Randy Files, and his wife Betty of Monette, and six grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 12 p.m. Thursday at the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Leachville with Rev. Pat Tucker officiating. Burial followed in Potter Cemetery in Lepanto.
The family received visitors Thursday morning from 10:30 until service time at the funeral home.
To view the online guest register log onto www.howardfuneralservice.com.