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Billie Ruth Shires

April 21, 1928 ~ March 19, 2021 (age 92)


Shreveport, LA - Funeral services for Billie Ruth Shires, will be held on Friday, March 26, 2021, at Osborn Funeral Home Chapel in Shreveport, Louisiana at 12:00 p.m. Officiating the service will be Pastor Ed Gonzalez of Linwood Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Forest Park East in Shreveport, Louisiana. A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 25, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Osborn Funeral Home, 3631 Southern Ave., Shreveport, Louisiana.

Billie was born in Winona, Mississippi to the late Lawton Avanell (Shoemake) and Breland Ray Ross. Mrs. Shires  92, passed away Friday, March 19, 2021.

Billie was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and The Red Hat Society. She volunteered at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, N.C. Wounded Warriors and Onslow County Senior Services Center.

Before moving to Shreveport a short time ago, Billie spent the last 40 years of her life living in Jacksonville, North Carolina with her husband of 34 years, Charles Buford Shires, until his death on December 3, 1991.

Billie is preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Barbara 'Bobbie' Ann Lodestro and brother, Charles 'Buddy' Ray Ross. Left to cherish beautiful memories of Billie is her sister Shirley R. Peddy of Shreveport, Louisiana and several niece's and nephew's.

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