October 1, 2013

Billy Clinton ‘Bill’ Mulkey Sr.

Mr. Billy Clinton “Bill” Mulkey Sr., 70, of Dalton, departed his life Monday morning, Sept. 30, 2013, at the local hospital.

Bill was born March 19, 1943, in Dalton, a son of the late Alonzo Clinton Mulkey and Clara Bertha Vaughn Mulkey. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Mulkey; a son, Lynn Ash; and a daughter, Tina Croy.

Bill was employed at Rosedale Transportation. He was an active member of the Maple Grove Baptist Church. He loved his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and his church family. He loved to fish and hunt.

He is survived by his daughters and son-in-law, Sheila and Danny Bishop of Dalton, Belinda Rendon of Rome, Rhonda Battle of Talladega, Ala., and Sonya Payton of Summerville; sons and daughter-in-law, Clint and Rose Mulkey of Rocky Face, Hunter Mulkey of Dalton and Scott Ash of Summerville; 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and two on the way; sister, Phoebe Cantrell of Ducktown, Tenn.; brother, Leon Parker of Dalton; nephew, Terry Parker of Dalton; special friends, Phyllis Wilson of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Alice Carzell Hughes of Dalton; and several other nieces, nephews and many friends.

Services to celebrate the life of Mr. Billy Clinton “Bill” Mulkey Sr. will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Ponders Melrose Chapel with the Rev. Tony Robertson officiating.

He will be laid to rest at Whitfield Memorial Gardens with Clint Mulkey, Hunter Mulkey, Danny Bishop, Scott Ash, Daniel Bishop, Jake Greeson, Brett Amos and Brandon Greeson serving as pallbearers.

Arrangements are by Ponders Melrose Chapel, 138 Melrose Drive, Dalton; (706) 226-4002.

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