Norma Jean Ogle (Billingsley)October 6, 1939 ~ February 11, 2017 (age 77)
Norma Jean Billingsley Ogle, 77, of Hiram, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2017, peacefully in the presence of her family. She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 50 years, Gerald Wayne Ogle. Born in Atlanta on October 6, 1939, she was the loving daughter of the late O.C. and Melba Billingsley. She was a graduate of Campbell High School in Smyrna and attended Georgia State University.
In addition to her husband, Wayne and her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother, Charles Raymond Billingsley. She is survived by her three daughters, Julie Blan (Ben) of Hiram, Keelie Floyd (Jerry) of Greenville, TX, Melanie Stout (David) of Euharlee, GA. She was lovingly known “Grano” to her granddaughter Kristi Skelton, grandson Austin Sparks, step grandson Bryan Floyd, great- granddaughter Emma Skelton and godson C. Mark Palm, as well as many ‘adopted’ Children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and extended family and friends.
Mrs. Ogle was a practicing accountant for over forty-five years and was the Executive Director of the Georgia Association of Accountants and Tax Professionals for 25 years. She was active in both GAATP and the National Society of Accountants who presented her with two of their tip awards, Accountant of the Year in 2003 and State Director in 1997. For two years, she was a Chair of NSA Scholarship Foundation Board of Trustees which awards scholarships to dedicated students who are committed to a career in accounting. She cherished the many happy years spent working and traveling across the country with friends she made through these organization.
Her family and friends will celebrate her life at a visitation at Clark Funeral Home, Sunday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM. A graveside service will be held at Georgia Memorial Park, Smyrna, GA, on Monday at 11:00 AM with Reverend Don Rackley officiating. Pallbearers will be C. Mark Palm, Jimmy Palm, David Cato, Frank Durrance, Craig Panter, and Stephen Harris.