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Billy Junior Frye

April 21, 1933 ~ February 26, 2024 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Billy Frye Obituary

Billy Junior Frye, age 90, of Pittsboro, NC died peacefully at home on Monday February 26, 2024. 

Billy was born April 21, 1933, in Guilford County and was preceded in death by his parents, the late Lemuel Frye and Nora Johnson Frye.  As well as his first wife, Alma Sanders Frye Arnold, his son, Wayne Reid Frye, daughter-in-law, Evelyn Frye, one brother, Merle Frye, and two stepdaughters, Sherry Ellis Myers and Donna Ellis Ferguson.

Surviving relatives include his wife Betty Maness Ellis Frye of the home, his son, Scottie Frye of Moncure, NC, and his daughter, Marilyn Grant (Warren), of Apex, NC. His grandsons, Kevin Spivey (Natasha) of Sanford NC, Bruce Colmon Collins III (Amy) of Chapel Hill, NC, his granddaughters: Victoria Cotten (Jamie) of Pittsboro, NC, Brandi Dowdy of Carthage, NC, Melissa Martinez (Chilco) of Burlington, Mandy Frye, and Abby Grant of Louisburg, two stepsons, Wayne & Stephen Ellis. Ten great grandchildren; and three great grandchildren and numerous step grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Billy worked for many years at the Bynum Cotton Mill and Bynum was home for many years. He worked for Mr. Ken Cooper at Cooper Harris Ford in Pittsboro and after that he held many different jobs, he was a delivery driver, a land field operator and he and his wife Betty owned and operated Carolina Fried Chicken in Pittsboro for several years. Upon his retirement he continued to work to make a living by mowing yards until his last days.

Billy loved to have what he called his “farm” which was tending to his chickens & goats. If he was in the hospital, he would always tell the doctors, "I have to get back home and tend to our farm".  Billy was an honest Christian man and even though his hearing was not great, and he could not hear everything the Pastor was saying he could read the word of God. If you learned anything from him it should be to always continue to go on.  Everyday he would get up in the morning, thank the Good Lord for the day, and would do "something" even if he felt bad, he would say "we have to keep moving".  Be kind, and always try to do for others.  

A Service will be held at Joy Baptist Church on Thursday February 29th, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Charlie Staley and his daughter Marilyn Grant presiding. A visitation with the family will be one hour prior to the service at  2:00 p.m.   A Private Burial will follow at Rock Springs Baptists Church Cemetery. Billy loved RED. The family request that if you have anything Red and you would like to wear it to the service to please do so.  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Joy Baptist Church, 61 Bowers Store Rd., Siler City, NC 27344.

Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory is honored to serve the Frye family.



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