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11/20/2022 6:36:00 PM
Billy Ray Alexander
April 9, 1952 - November 19, 2022

CHERRYVILLE, N.C. - Mr. Billy Ray Alexander, 70, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, November 19, 2022, surrounded by his family, after a 10 year battle with pancreatic cancer.

Billy was born in Cleveland County on April 9, 1952 a son of the late William S. "Will" Alexander and Ruby Jane Costner Alexander. He retired from AT&T as a facilities assignment specialist. Billy was a member of First United Methodist Church in Cherryville and a member of the Ethleen Dover Sunday school class.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a grandson, Ned Dellinger.

Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Linda Agner Alexander; two daughters, Danielle Smith and husband Robert of Davidson; Haley Alexander of San Francisco, Calif.; two sons, Travis Dellinger and wife Betsy of Cherryville; Alan Dellinger and wife Emily of Charlotte; six grandchildren, Jack Dellinger, Rowen Dellinger, Reese Dellinger, Ada Smith, Maggie Smith and Joel Smith; a brother Gerald Alexander and wife Bonny of Cherryville; a sister, Melissa Hovis and husband Bob of Lincolnton; an aunt, Frances Grigg of Shelby; an uncle, Joe Alexander and wife Rachel of Cherryville; three nieces, Stacey Pruitt (Bryan), Aleia Watts (Travis) and Anna Goodson (Joe).

The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at First United Methodist Church in Cherryville and at other times the family will be at the home.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at First United Methodist Church with Pastor Zack Christy officiating.

A private burial will be in City Memorial Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 601 N. Pink Street, Cherryville, NC 28021 or to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at

A guest register is available at

Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Cherryville, N.C. is serving the Alexander family.

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