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Billy with best friend Neil Larimore and business partner Dan Winingham in 1988 photo contributed by judy averett

Pictured is a skeleton of First Baptist Church in Olney. Billy started building the church when he was 29 years old. photo contributed by judy averett

Back L-R Elicia Foster, Judy Averett and Chelsea Moore. Front L-R Ella (Elicia’s daughter), Preston and Nathan, Chelsea’s sons. Family stands in front of the house Billy built.

photo contributed by judy averett

Judy Averett stands before St. Luke Lutheran Church which Billy helped to construct. photo contributed by judy averett

Billy and Judy Averett at their honeymoon in 1981. photo contributed by judy averett

Family skiing trip. Back row L-R: Piney Richards, Roy Richards, Judy Averett, Billy Averett and Tim Averett. Front row L-R: Elicia Richards, Russell Moore and Lisa Hughes. photo contributed by judy averett

Billy Averett’s Legacy in Olney

You can walk through the streets of Olney and see Billy Averett’s fingerprint on just about every building, church or home.

Looking Back

100 Years February 13, 1919 The Spreading Influenza The nation seems again to face a widespread plague. Reports of influenza pour in, and cities all over the country keep daily

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