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Billy Roquemore Carson

(WADLEY) The funeral for Billy “Bill” Roquemore Carson, 67, of Wadley will be Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. at Benefield Funeral Chapel with Bro. Mickey Vaughn officiating. Burial will follow at Forrester’s Chapel Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday.

Mr. Carson passed away Wednesday, Jan. 12, at Piedmont Hospital in Columbus, Ga.

A Wadley native, Mr. Carson was born Oct. 27, 1954, the son of Ray and Helen Roquemore Carson. He was Methodist by faith and a U.S. Army and Navy veteran of the Vietnam conflict. Mr. Carson was a farmer and worked as a loom tech at Mohawk, and he enjoyed reading, fishing and watching sports. He played football and basketball in high school.

Survivors include his wife, Danette Carson of Wadley; son, Orrin Carson of Wadley; two sisters, Marcia Houze of Wadley and Nancy Cofield of Roanoke; two brothers, John Carson (Wanda) and Tommy Carson, both of Wadley; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Mr. Carson was preceded in death by his parents.

Pallbearers will be Wes Carson, Ben Carson, James Carson, and Jamie Carson. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Chapman and Sandrew Briskey.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Benefield Funeral Home to go toward final expenses. Online condolences may be expressed at

Benefield Funeral Home, Wedowee.

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