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Billy Gene Marcum, 81, of Aflex, Ky., passed away Sunday, November 4, 2012, at his home.

He was born October 9, 1931, at Chattaroy, the son of the late George and Ethel Kirk Marcum.

He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Edna Lea Chaffins and Georgia Lea Marcum; and one great-grandson, Jordan Tyler Marcum.

Bill retired from Norfolk and Southern Railroad in 1993 after 37 years of service. He attended the Gospel Revelation Tabernacle Church of Burnwell, Ky.

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Helen Louise McCoy Marcum; three sons, Billy Dale Marcum and James Gary (Penny) Marcum of Aflex, and Charles Ray (Dawnetta) Marcum of Canada, Ky.; one daughter, Linda Gay (Thanel) Thacker of Aflex; 12 grandchildren, Billy Dale Marcum, Jr., Matthew Aaron (Amanda) Marcum, Violet Sartin, Steve (Shannon) Leedy, Sherry (John) Brown, Gary Shane Marcum, Charles Anderson Marcum, Dustin Tyler (Rachel) Marcum, Alyssa Dawn Marcum, Abigail Brooke Marcum, Leah Shay Thacker and Larry Todd Dotson, Jr.; 10 great-grandchildren, Alivia Skye Marcum, Matthew Aaron Marcum, Jr., Tyler Sartin, Emily Baker, Ashton Leedy, Kyrston Leedy, Katie Fortner, Alex Scott, Luke Scott, Aubree CheyAnne Marcum; and a host of other loving family and friends.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 7, at 1 p.m. in the R. E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel with John Victor McCoy and Charles Delbert McCoy officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy, Ky., with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday at the Funeral Home Chapel with special services at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

R. E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at www.rerogersfuneralhome.com.

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