Graveside services for Billie Ruth Walker, age 73, of Brownwood, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Eastlawn Memorial Park with David Barnum officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of Netherton Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Netherton Funeral Home. She passed away Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007, at a local nursing home.

Billie was born Sept. 6, 1934, in Bridgeport, Texas, the daughter of the late John Clyde and Nell (Lipps) Mattix. She had lived in Brownwood since 1965 and was a member of the Early United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Debbie Krischke and husband, Tony, of Brownwood and son, Kenny Sikes of Thrifty; grandchildren, John and Tonya Krischke of Brownwood, Matt and Leslie Krischke of San Antonio, Hannah (Krischke) and Blake Starks of Abilene, and Joshua Sikes of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; three great-grandchildren, Zoee and Ryleigh Krischke and Fiona Sparks; her beloved dogs, Jake and Sam; and many other family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.