SELMA, Ala. Joseph Elmer Bills Joseph Elmer Bills, 73, retired U.S. Air Force career master sergeant, civil service employee and honorable veteran, of Selma, Ala., formerly of Franklin, was mercifully called upon by the church triumphant from a Birmingham, Ala., area hospital on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007. Survivors include his wife of almost 47 years, Gertie Lee (Green) Bills of Selma, Ala.; a stepdaughter, Suellen Hall of Trussville, Ala., and son-in-law, Bill; a son, Sgt. Joe Bills of the Selma Police Department and daughter-in-law, Margaret; two grandsons, Spc. Benjamin Hall of ' Fort Lewis, Wash., and Evan Hall of Trussville, Ala.; two siblings, Phyllis Roush and Bobby Lee Bills, both of Franklin; and numerous extended family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Nelson S. Bills and Flor- ence H. Bills; two siblings, Nelson G. "Buddy" Bills and Maxine Broniszewski, both formerly of Franklin; and a stepson, Marty Helton, formerly of Selma, Ala. An honor service will be con- ducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Barrett Road United Methodist Church in Selma, Ala., with Greg Cory officiating and Lawrence Brown Service Funeral Home directing, with interment immedi- ately following at Antioch United Methodist Church Cemetery in Chilton County, Ala. Visitation will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family sug- gests donations to Barrett Road United Methodist Church, 615 Barrett Road, Selma, Ala., 36701; or Tabernacle Christian Church, 198 N. Water St., Franklin, IN 46131.
Transcribed from materials in the Genealogy Library Family Files collection of the Johnson County Museum of History, 135 N. Main Street, Franklin, IN 46131