Billy Ray Hester

Published 9:32 pm Thursday, August 24, 2017

Mr. Billy Ray Hester, age 80, of LaGrange, passed away on Aug. 23, 2017, at the Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.  Mr. Hester was born on Jan. 18, 1937, in Randolph County, Alabama to the late Horace and Irene Brown Hester.

He is survived by his wife, Joan Hester; daughters, Cindy Westcott (David), Tracy Dempsey (Allen), Candy Clay (Bobby); grandchildren, Heather and Hanna Westcott, Dustin Hester, Dylan Hester, Harleigh Dempsey, Ryan, Courtney and Elizabeth Clay; great-grandchildren Carter and Colby Hester; extended family and friends.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the Rosemont Baptist Church with the Rev. Adam Camp officiating.  Family will receive friends on Friday, August 25, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.   Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to Rosemont Community Garden.  Higgins LaGrange Chapel, (706)884-7117