Billy Choate

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Mr. Billy Choate passed from this life on Wednesday, January 20,2021. Mr. Billy spent his working career in the timber industry where he would later retire from. In 1977 he received a kidney transplant, which was donated by his brother Scooter. Mr. Billy was the longest living individual receiving a transplant of some 43 years. He will be greatly missed by his family and the many friends he has gained throughout a lifetime.

Those left to cherish his memory are his three brothers Tony, Scooter, and Tommy Len Choates, along with several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents Wilbur Kennedy and Virginia Maxine Choate, and one sister Joy Choate Folden.

The family received friends at Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 from 12 noon until 2PM. Inurnment will take place at a later time privately by the family.

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