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LAGRANGE -- William Gray "Billy" Kissner Sr., 67, of 124 East Railroad St., and formerly of Magnolia, died Friday at Lenoir Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Kissner was the son of the late Dick and Eleanor Cas-teen Kissner. He retired from A&P Gro-cery Stores with thirty years of service, and owned and operated the IGA Grocery Store in LaGrange for several years.

A funeral service will be held today at 4 p.m. at Rouse Funeral Home. Interment will be Monday morning at 11 from Fairview Cemetery.

He is survived by a special aunt, Annie Mae Jenkins of Warsaw; three children, William Gray Kissner Jr. and wife, Vicki of Seven Springs, Angela Lancaster and husband, Jan of LaGrange, Dawn Russell and husband, Chris of Beaufort; one sister, Barbara Blackburn of Warsaw; nine grandchildren, Kimberly Kissner, Brian Hawkins, Matthew Lancaster, Michael Lancaster, Jeremy Lancaster, Mary Beth Lancaster, Kirsten Rimmer, Megan Rimmer and Summer Russell.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Benny Kissner.

The family will receive friends Sunday following the service and at other times at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jan Lancaster, 124 East Railroad Street, LaGrange, N.C., 28551.

Arrangements are with Rouse Funeral Home in LaGrange.


Published in Obituaries on December 12, 2004 8:56 AM