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September 2-- Mr. Billy S. Hester, age 67, of Vidalia died early Monday morning, September 2, 2019 at Community Hospice of Vidalia after an extended illness.

Billy was a native of Austell GA and had lived in Toombs County since 1977. He worked for many years with the Vidalia Police Department where he was recognized as the 1980 Police Officer of the Year. He retired from the GA State Prison with 19 years of Service. He was an avid fisherman and hunter who loved the outdoors. He was Baptist by Faith.

Billy is preceded in death by his parents, Hoyt and Evelyn Hester, his sister, Sandra Gail Myers, his twin brother, Bobby Hester, his grandchild Dakota Hester, his niece Christine Paul, and his nephew Jason Hester.

Billy is survived by two sons, Greg Hester (Amanda) of Lyons and Tony Hester of Vidalia; one brother, Ronnie Hester of Vidalia; one sister, Annette Defnall of Douglasville; his life long friends Kathy Ginter and Danny Taylor; ten grandchildren, Mara Ann Hester, Megan Mullins, Mariah Hester, Harley Hester, Nevaeh Hester, Jazmine Hester, Hayden Hester, Matt Hester, Michael Hester and Dani Kilgore; three nephews, David Defnall, Allen Defnall and Shannon Cranford; two nieces, Traci Richmond and Sandy Myers; and several great-grandchildren.

Memorial Services for Mr. Billy Hester will be held Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 4:00 pm at Toombs County Funeral Home of Lyons. The family will receive friends Saturday afternoon from 2:00 pm until the hour of the service.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Cruise-In for a Cause at 901 Mt. Vernon Road Vidalia GA 30474

Toombs County Funeral Home of Lyons is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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