78 year old Billy Wayne Malone of Dowelltown died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was affiliated with the Baptist Church. Malone was a Mason, member of DeKalb Lodge #358, construction/concrete worker, and an employee at the Liberty convenience site. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Mike Clayborn, Eric Woods, Johnathon Willoughby, and Andy Malone will officiate. Burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. A Masonic service will be held Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Malone was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Evie Ray Parkerson Malone; a grandson, Cody Ray; granddaughter, Dana Malone; two infant grandchildren; brothers, Robert Don and Roy Malone; and a sister, Frances Moss. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Betty Jean Malone of Dowelltown. Children, Wayne and wife Doris Malone and Donna Willoughby all of Dowelltown and Lisa and husband Kenneth Ray of Smithville. Six grandchildren, Cindy and husband John Armour, Andy and wife Sarah Malone, Johnathon and wife Rena Willoughby, Jessie Willoughby, and Joe and Johnny Ray. Great grandchildren, Brittney and husband Nathan Gard, Nathan Armour, Kelly Armour, Jathan and Lydia Willoughby, and Preston Ray. Great great grandchildren, McKinley and Logan Gard. Sisters, Jimmie and husband David Carter of Liberty and Debbie and husband Danny Bishop of Liberty .DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.