Billie Paris
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Billie Jo Paris of Indian Harbour Beach, Fla., formerly of Metropolis, passed away in Des Peres, Mo. on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 with her family at her side.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in Metropolis with Rev. Joe Jimerson officiating. Music will be provided by Stecia Gregory. Burial will follow at Metropolis Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include her daughter, Jo Ellen Paris Miller and husband Michael of Manchester, Mo.; her grandson, Grant Paris Miller and wife Pamela of Clayton, Mo.; and one great-grandson Ethan Michael Miller of Clayton.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, William Milton Lindsay; her second husband, Walter Brack Paris Jr.; her father, William Russell Tiner; and her mother, Lois Ella Lemley Tiner.

Mrs. Paris worked many years for her father keeping books for Bonifield Brothers Trucking in Metropolis, and in 1964, she became bookkeeper for the City of Metropolis.

In 1968, she joined her father “Bill” in Tiner’s Accounting and Bookkeeping Service in Metropolis. After his death in 1969, she continued to run the business until her retirement in 1983.

During her years in Metropolis, she was a Girl Scout leader and involved in the Parent Teacher Association. She was also involved in the community raising funds for building the Massac Memorial Hospital. In 1984, she moved to Indian Harbour Beach and started a new chapter of life. She became a member of the Patrick Women’s Golf Association, where she was known for her skill and love of golf. She spent many hours volunteering as a tax preparer for AARP.

She leaves behind a loving family and friends that will greatly miss her.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the funeral hour on Friday at the church.

Memorials may be made to Massac County Relay For Life, American Cancer Society, Southern Region, 4503 West De Young St., Suite 200C, Marion, IL 62959.

Miller Funeral Home of Metropolis is in charge of arrangements.
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