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Obituaries

April 2, 2014

Billy Bernard

Sept. 29, 1945 — March 31, 2014

DUNCAN — Billy Bernard, 68, of Duncan, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 4, at Ray of Hope Church with the Rev. David Morrow officiating. Interment will be at the Duncan Cemetery. Arrangements are under direction of Carter-Smart Funeral Home.

Family visitation will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Billy was born Sept. 29, 1945, in Duncan, to Henry and Ada Loraine Hawes Bernard. He was a retired fireman for the City of Duncan and carpenter. Billy married Roma Foster on July 22, 1966, in Duncan, and he was a member of Faith Church and the Oklahoma Firefighters Association of Oklahoma.

Survivors include his wife, Roma of the home; son, Justin Bernard and his wife Stacy of Edmond; son-in-law, David Helton of Edmond; a daughter, Lori Rhodes and her husband James of Duncan; brothers: Rev. Charles Bernard and his wife Daloris of Duncan, the Rev. Lewis Bernard and his wife Peggy of Fairfax, Ronny Bernard and his wife Laketa of Duncan; sisters: Nancy Massey and her husband Harold of Burleson, Texas, Veta Howard and her husband Ronald of Duncan, Cecile Howard and her husband Donnie of Marlow; seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter: Kim Helton on Jan. 24, 2014; a brother, Rev. Henry Bernard and his wife Bernice; a sister, Francis L. Jackson; and his parents, Henry and Ada Bernard.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews, and honorary pallbearers are Duncan firefighters.

Online condolences may be made at cartersmartfuneralhome.com.

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