News and Tribune

June 2, 2013

Billie Marcum Soliday, 77; of New Albany

A funeral service for Billie Marcum Soliday, 77, of New Albany, will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, at Kraft Funeral Service in New Albany, with entombment to follow at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park. She died Saturday, June 1, at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany. 

She was born July 15, 1935, in Wisemantown, Ky., to the late Virgil and Castira Smith. Billie was a member of American Legion Post #28 and Grace Lutheran Church, both in New Albany. 

She is survived by her husband, Gene Soliday; children, Deborah Bastin and her husband, Rodney, Danny Marcum and his wife, Jackie, and Carol Brown and her husband, Terry; grandchildren, Jason Bastin, Jeremy Bastin, Tonna Jones Soliday, Graham Marcum and Joshua Marcum; and nine great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by a husband, Raymond Marcum. 

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Kraft Funeral Service. 

Expressions of sympathy may go to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made to