Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
August 17, 2011 11:58 am EDT


MOUNT VERNON — Willie D. “Billie” Budrow, 79, of Mount Vernon and Warner Robbins, Ga., died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, at the home of her daughter in Mount Vernon.

Billie was born Feb. 26, 1932, in Lynnville, Tenn., to Chester and Grace (Reeves) Collins Sr. and graduated from Lynnville High School. She retired, as a dispatcher, from the Houston County, Ga., 9-1-1 Emergency Services.

Surviving are her husband, Earl “Sib” Budrow; daughters, Debbie (David) Briscoe of Gambier and Jacki (Jim) Beach of Mount Vernon; son, Michael (Marsha) Budrow of Warner Robbins, Ga.; grandchildren, Nate Bright, Leslie Beach, Kimberly (Travis Ritter) Briscoe, Matt Briscoe, Corey (Katie) Beach, Charlie Oliver, Michael Budrow, Brittany Budrow and Justin Budrow; six great-grandchildren; her brother, Joe (Doris) Collins of California; sisters, Pat (Sam) Hollis, Lois (Tom) Wilburn and Shirley Ricks, all of Tennessee, and Melba Verna of Texas; and sister-in-law, Sandra (Kenny) Pepka of Connecticut.

Besides her parents, Billie was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Joe Oliver; grandson, Ronald J. Oliver; her sister, Jean Stoner; and her brothers, Chester Collins Jr., Robert Collins, Russell Collins, Jimmy Collins and Wallace Collins.

There will be no calling hours. Graveside services will be held Saturday, Aug. 20, at 10 a.m. in Mound View Cemetery, Mount Vernon.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. To send a private online condolence to the family, visit

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Willie D. “Billie” Budrow.

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