Billy Dean Gotherman, 69, of Austin died Tuesday, June 12, 2012. He was born June 1, 1943, in Lonoke County to Edward and Effie Neighbours Gotherman. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Nellie Acree.

Survivors include two sons, Billy Joe Gotherman of Bryant and John Allen Gotherman and wife Kristi of Alexander; the mother of his sons, Linda Maes of Jacksonville; two sisters, Alice Mason of Bismarck and Pearl Ray of Alexander; two brothers, Bud Gotherman of Hot Springs and Henry Gotherman of Beebe; and three grandchildren.

A graveside service was held Friday at Forest Hills Memorial Park in Alexander.

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