December 15, 1946 - May 3, 2019
Services for Ms. Billie Ruth Cassity, 72 of Carthage, Texas will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 6, 2019 in the Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Allen Tilley officiating. Burial will follow in Long Branch Cemetery under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8:00 p.m., Sunday evening at the funeral home. Ms. Billie Ruth Cassity was born on December 15, 1946 in Carthage, Texas and passed away May 3, 2019 in Tyler, Texas. She graduated from Carthage High School and obtained degrees from Panola Jr. College and Stephen F. Austin State University. Billie was a beloved school teacher of 35 years at Baker Koonce Elementary in Carthage. She was very much loved and will truly be missed by all. She was like a second mom to her niece and nephew and enjoyed puzzles, reading and eating the hottest peppers you could find. She is preceded in death by her parents, William Joe (Billy) Cassity, Sr. and Gladys Ruth Ford Cassity and Sandy Cassity, her dog. Billie is survived by her brother, William Joe Cassity, Jr. and wife Joanie of Gary; beloved nephew, William Joe Cassity, III and wife Valerie Lynn of Kosse and beloved niece, Jana Slaughter and husband James of Tyler; great nieces, Molly Slaughter and Kylynn Grace Chambers; great nephews, Caiden Dowdy, Dylan Cassity and Zeke Slaughter. Serving as pallbearers will be Keith Griffith, Tommy Brady, Bryan Murph, Chris Adams, John Worley, Bud Worley, Robbie Reid and Randy Reid. Honorary pallbearers will be her great nieces and nephews, Kylynn, Caiden, Dylan, Zeke and Molly. The family would like to give special thanks to the staff of UT Carthage and UT Tyler for going above and beyond in Billie’s care. Memorials may be made to The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at Aspca.org or First Baptist Church, 256 S. Market Street, Carthage, Texas 75633.
Services for Ms. Billie Ruth Cassity, 72 of Carthage, Texas will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 6, 2019 in the Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Allen Tilley officiating. Burial will follow in Long Branch Cemetery under the direction of Hawthorn... View Obituary & Service Information
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