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May 28, 2014

Billy Allbright

Athens — Athens – Funeral Services for Billy “Meathead” Allbright, 36, of Athens are scheduled for 3:00 P.M. Friday, May 30, 2014 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Athens with interment following at Modoc Cemetery. 

Mr. Allbright passed away on May 25, 2014 in Van Zandt County, Texas.

 Billy Edward Allbright was born June 6, 1977 in Mabank, Texas the son of Eddy Allen Allbright and Peggy Louise Bearden Allbright.  He was a member of the Rock Hill Baptist Church and was loved by many.  After proudly serving his country in the Marine Corps he returned to the Henderson County area to become a salesman for Elder Dodge.  “Meathead” was an avid outdoorsman that loved fishing, hunting and truly believed in living life to the fullest. He coached his son in Dixie League Baseball and enjoyed playing golf with his buddies.  He was a loving and devoted father, son and brother who will be greatly missed by all that knew him.

 He was preceded in death by his father, Eddy Allbright, maternal grandparents, Jimmy and Betty Bearden, paternal grandfather Bill Allbright, paternal grandmother Carlette Perry, a cousin Ronald Nix and one Uncle Dan Carroll. 

He is survived by his son, Payton Allbright of Athens; his mother, Peggy Allbright of Malakoff; two brothers, Marc Allbright of Malakoff, Michael Allbright and wife Tonya of Athens; aunts, Norma Smith and husband Smitty, Cozette Carroll, Joyce Grubbs and husband Ernest, Rosy Barrows and husband Harry, Kay Fitzgerald and husband Gary; nieces and nephews, Ali Cave, Alex Allbright, Adie Allbright, Bailey Walker, Chance Allbright, Dash Allbright and Tyler Walker. 

Pallbearers will be Payton Allbright, Jason McLean, Kevin Shackelford, Blayne Lookabaugh, Tim Powell, Doug Provence, Forrest Elder and Phillip Albright.  Honorary pallbearers will be Chance Allbright, Dash Allbright, Hootie Nix, Ernie Grubbs, Robbie Eckelberger, Joey Bearden, Kevin Fitzgerald, Jason Fitzgerald, Lane Harrell, John Johnson, Richard DeShazo, Amanda DeShazo, Kerri Gardner and Alecia McCullough.

In Lieu of Flowers please send memorials to: Payton Allbright Scholarship Fund,                                                                                         First State Bank P.O. Box 471 Athens, Texas 75751.

A visitation will be held from 6-8:00 P.M. Thursday, May 29, 2014 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Athens.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home Family of Athens, Texas.

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