ST. LOUIS - William "Billy" McCollum, 47, died July 24, 2008.
He was born May 3, 1961, in Lilbourn, to Mary J. Russom Merritt and the late Issac W. McCollum.
He was married to Willadean Hayes, who preceded him in death on Nov. 17, 2003.
In addition to his mother, survivors include: one daughter, Norma Holmes of St. Louis; three sisters, Cheryl McCollum, Lind McCollum and Janet Merritt of Sikeston; three brothers, Sam Merritt, John Merritt and Jason Merritt of Sikeston; and two grandchildren, Arial and Anastasia Holmes of St. Louis.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at McLaughlin Funeral Home in St. Louis, where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday.
Burial will follow in St. Marcus Cemetery in St. Louis.