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Billy Howard Creson, age 80, of the Upper Browns Creek Community, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, August 19th, 2019 at Care Partners Solace Center. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Thurman and Carrie Carroll Creson. He was also preceded in death by brothers: Tommy and Roy Creson. He was founder and member of South Toe Fire Department. Billy was a hard worker and enjoyed fishing and hunting.
Surviving is his loving wife of 60 years, Mary Frances Gouge Creson; daughters: Rosa Beaver and husband, Gerald, of Pensacola and Mary Riddle and husband, Charlie, of South Toe; grandchildren: Adam Beaver, Ashley Watson and husband, David, and Cassidy Riddle and great-grandchildren: Breonna Beaver, Makinziey Beaver, Caden Watson and Chloe Watson; brother, Ishmel Creson and wife, Shine and sister-in-law, Willie Creson.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, August 22nd in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services. Pastor Claude Carroll and Rev. Randall Robinson will officiate. Burial will follow in the Carroway Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 until 3 p.m. prior to the services at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to South Toe Fire and Rescue c/o Tony Laws at 65 Roaring Spout Lane, Burnsville, NC 28714.