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Billy J. Hise
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A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Lakewood Funeral Home for Billy Joe Hise, 83, of Wellington, Nev. He died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2004 in Carson City.

Burial will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park.

Born March 13, 1921, Mr. Hise was a native of Floyd, Texas, and lived in Wellington for four years. He previously lived in Empire 75 years and Hughson for one year. He graduated from Modesto Junior College with an associate degree in business administration. Mr. Wise served in the Navy from 1937-45 and was a Pearl Harbor survivor. Mr. Hise worked for the state of California Department of Food and Agriculture for 35 years. He served on the board of directors for the Empire Sanitary District and board of trustees for the Empire Church of the Brethren. He held leadership positions with the Empire Lions Club, the local chapter of Pearl Harbor Survivors, the Boy Scouts, Explorer Scouts and Empire 4-H Club. He had been a Little League coach and a member of the Empire Twirlers Square Dance Club. He enjoyed bowling.

He leaves behind his wife, Christene Hise of Nevada; four children, Thomas Hise of Ukiah, Brenda Williams of Modesto, and David Hise and Beverly Campodonica, both of Nevada; his brother, Jack Truman Hise of Waterford; three sisters, Brooksie Johnston and Donna Hedrick, both of Sacramento, and Jane Wagner of Yuba City; and seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son Jody Hise; a brother; and a sister.