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Billie Prater

Billie Prater, age 88, passed quietly on January 22, 2019 at Stella Manor Nursing and Rehab. Billie Cochran Prater was born on January 11, 1931 to Doyle and Audra Rackley in Pope County, AR. 

Ms. Prater was of the Assembly of God faith. She was a retired homemaker having worked at the Russellville Shoe Factory and various child care facilities within Russellville. 

Ms. Prater is survived by several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Ms. Prater was preceded in death by the father of her children, James Cochran and her second husband, Horace Prater. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Martha Helen Rackley; one daughter, Carol Beard; two sons, David Allen and James William Cochran. 

Interment will be at Oakland Cemetery and a graveside service will be 10am Friday, January 25, 2019 at Oakland Cemetery. All arrangements are private under the direction of Russellville Family Funeral. 

Obituary and online guestbook are available at www.russellvillefamilyfuneral.com 

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I am so sorry for Ms. Billie's families loss. She was so very kind to my preschoolers, my daughter and myself. My prayers are with her family.

Emily Nealy Feb 1 2019 12:00 AM

My daughter Amanda, a resident at Stella, was blessed to have Billie as a friend. She made sure Amanda was at activities, talked to her often, and held her hands while they played bingo. We will miss Billie's smiling face.

Cindy Lewis Jan 27 2019 12:00 AM