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July 6, 2014

Billy Vernon Skaggs, 65; Georgetown

A funeral service for Billy Vernon Skaggs, 65, Georgetown, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Charlestown Road Church of Christ, New Albany, with burial to follow at Rose Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth. He died Saturday, July 5, 2014. 

Billy was born Feb. 5, 1949, in Smiths Grove, Ky., to Lorine (Howard) Watt and the late Vernon Exton Skaggs. He retired from Phillip Morris as a machinist after 33 years of service. Billy was a member of Charlestown Road Church of Christ. He enjoyed woodworking and making ink pens. 

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his stepfather, Fred J. Watt. 

He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Marlana Lea (Martin) Skaggs); a daughter, Marla Tomes (Gene); sisters, Shirley Mills (Don), Sharon Price (Denny); brothers, Fred K. Watt (Cheryl), Donnie Skaggs (Theresa), Michael Skaggs (Paula, and Timothy Watt. 

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, at Newcomer Funeral Home, New Albany. 

To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.newcomerkentuckiana.com. 

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