November 23, 2024 ~ January 20, 2009
HUGHES SPRINGS Funeral services for Billy Merrell Traylor, 84, of Winnsboro, formerly of Hughes Springs, will be at 10:00 AM Friday, January 23, at First Baptist Church in Hughes Springs, with Bro. Charles Ethridge and Bro. Mickey Rorex officiating. Burial will be at Hughes Springs Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Inc. Family may received friends from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Mr. Traylor was born on November 23, 1924 to George Ernest and Lola Mae Traylor in Hughes Springs, TX and died Tuesday, January 20 at a Tyler hospital. He was a member of Pine Street Baptist Church in Winnsboro, a member of the Second Milers Sunday School Class, and former member of First Baptist Church of Hughes Springs. He was a 60-year member and an endowed member of Hughes Springs Masonic Lodge #671, a member of the American Legion, and was Hughes Springs Postmaster for 28 years. He was awarded a Golden Globe by the Hughes Springs Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the National Association of Postmasters of the United States. He served in the US Army, earning five battle stars in the European Theatre during World War II, and served in Pattons Third Army. Survivors include his wife Betty Traylor of Winnsboro; one son and daughter-in-law Dr. Norman and Deborah Traylor of Beaumont; one daughter and son-in-law Nan and Dave Saucier of Winnsboro; one sister-in-law and husband Richard and Jean Lea of Orange; five grandchildren Billy Saucier and Cody Saucier of Winnsboro, Scott Traylor, Kimberlee Galvan and Christopher Traylor, all of Beaumont and 10 great-grandchildren; five nephews Jay Berry of Dallas, Bill Berry of Austin, Matt Berry of Austin, Billy Mike Traylor of Gilmer and Randy Traylor, of Hughes Springs; one niece Bret Lea of Austin; and one first cousin Alison Middleton of Hallsville. In lieu of flowers, friends may leave donations to the Hughes Springs Library Fund or the Hughes Springs Alumnae Scholarship Fund. Condolences may be left at www.reeder-davis.com.