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Billie Smith McLain

May 8, 2014

Billie Smith McLain, 89, of Colorado City, died Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014, at Trinity Memorial Park with the Rev. Joey Bacon officiating.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Billie graduated from Big Spring High School in 1941. She married Herbie Smith in 1943 in Sweetwater, Texas and they had two sons. After Herbie’s death, she married Eddie McLain in 1983. Billie worked as a secretary for Guthrie Oil and Gas for 43 years. After retirement, she moved to Colorado City Lake. Billie loved reading, mostly true crime, as well as bowling, fishing and sewing. She was an avid Dallas Cowboy fan.

Billie is survived by her husband, Eddie McLain; one son, Tim Smith; one daughter-in-law, Phyllis Smith; four grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbie; a son, Terry; and two sisters, Lajuan McBride and Janie Bixler.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Howard County Humane Society, P.O. Box 823, Big Spring, Texas 79721-0823.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home and Crematory. Online condolences may be made at

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