BILLS, Joseph Elmer

Daily Journal: February 26, 2007

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


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