Billie West Wheeler, age 68, of Old Fort, died Thursday, March 29, 2012 as a result of an automobile accident. Billie was born in Arkansas on May 7, 1943 and was a daughter of the late Billy R. West and Scottie Cochran West. She was a very loving mother and grandmother. She lived her life for and was devoted totally to her family. A daughter, Tamara Gilliam Fox, preceded her in death.
Left to cherish Billie’s memory are three children: Betty G. Boles-Vanover and husband Steven of Black Mountain, Aaron M. Gilliam Jr. of Old Fort and Jeffrey H. Gilliam and wife Patti of Old Fort; two sisters: Robin Smith of Arizona and Linda Bennett of California; one brother, Robert West of California; seven grandchildren: Scottie, Ronald, Amanda, Adam, James, Alyssa and Adrian; four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service and receiving of friends will be held Monday, April 2nd 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Rail Restaurant in Old Fort.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 120 Executive Park #1, Asheville, NC 28801.