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Billy Ray Maggard Sr., 73, Columbus

Billy Ray Maggard Sr., 73, of Columbus, went home to be with the lord at 10:20 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at his home, with his wife and five children by his side.

Born in Letcher County, Ky., March 3, 1939, Billy was the son of Archie Maggard and Ella Fields Maggard. He married Agnes Blanford June 29, 1963.

Survivors include his wife; sons, Billy (Paula) Maggard, Jr. of Nashville, and Archie (Patricia) Maggard of Montgomery, Ala.; daughters, Ella (Forest) Pate of Hope, Anna Maggard of Columbus, and Emily (Paul) Jones of Greensburg; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Audrey (Charles) Hammonds of North Vernon.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Curtis Maggard; and sisters, Vita Mae and Havis Maggard and Barbara Boggs

Billy retired from Golden Foundry after 38 years of service. He was an avid fan of the University of Kentucky Wildcats and the Indianapolis Colts. He loved his four legged friends, Jimmy, Tootsie and Scooter.

He was a member of Big Creek Old Regular Baptist Church.

Funeral service was conducted Monday Dec. 3 at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with Brother David Isom officiating. Calling was Sunday Dec. 2 and prior to the service Monday. Burial took place at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 17th St., Columbus, IN 47201.

To view his video tribute, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the Internet, go to www.jewellrittman.com.

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  • December 19
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • December 19
    Christmas sing-along at The Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 19
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 19
    Live hip hop music at dance barn
    7 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 20
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 20
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 20
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 21
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 21
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains´╗┐
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 24
    Nashville government offices CLOSED
  • December 24
    Christmas Eve Communion service at Becks Grove church
    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
  • December 24
    Candlelight service at Helmsburg church Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • December 24
    Candlelight service set for Christmas Eve
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • December 24
    Cordry church hosts candlelight service Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Church of the Lakes, 8844 Nineveh Road
  • December 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 26
    Brown County Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 27
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 27
    Live band at dance barn
    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West