Billie Cady May

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Billie Cady May of Searcy, formerly of Lepanto, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009, at White County Medical Center in Searcy at the age of 90.

She was born Jan. 18, 1918, in Atlanta, the daughter of Martin M. Cady and Hattie Mae Seifert Cady. Billie graduated from high school in Shreveport, La., in 1936 and received her bachelor of arts degree from Centenary College on May 22, 1940.

She married Francis Marion "F.M." May in 1942, and they enjoyed 65 years together. She retired after 23 years as a Lepanto Elementary School teacher. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Lepanto and enjoyed sewing, cooking and family life.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Hattie Mae Cady; her husband, F.M. May; her daughter, Frances Marion Gallagher; and sister, Ethel Cady Smith.

She is survived by one son, Mike May of Searcy.

Graveside funeral services were Friday, Jan. 9 in Harrisburg Memorial Park Cemetery with Weston Funeral Service of Harrisburg in charge of services.