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William "Billy" Ellsworth Croston

April 8, 1947 ~ August 20, 2019 (age 72)


William Ellsworth “Billy” Croston, 72, of Grafton, passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at River Oaks Nursing Home, Clarksburg, with his family by his side. He was born in Grafton, April 8, 1947, a son of the late Cecil and Geneva Croston Norris.

Billy enjoyed riding his motorcycle and being with friends. He loved to play corn hole and collected Native American jewelry. Billy loved spending time with his family.

He is survived by two children, Beth Ann McKinney and husband Duke, Shinnston, and Billy Croston and Milly, Grafton; five grandchildren, Angela and Eddie Flowers, Sarena Croy, Taletha Croston, Toressa McKinney, Cameron McKinney;  six great grandchildren, Paxton Luke Pitcher, Trinty Rusting, Trayvin Rusing and Gianna Flowers, Jayda Flowers; companion, T.T. Moore, and the mother of his children, Violet Croston; one sister, Pearl Clark and husband George, Jacksonville, FL; one brother, Gary Croston and wife Carol Ann, Canton, OH.

In addition to his parents, Billy was preceded in death by his son, Lukie Croston; one brother, Tex Norris

Friends may call at Bartlett Funeral Home, 202 McGraw Ave. Grafton on Friday, August 23, 2019 from 3-8 PM and on Saturday August 24, 2019 from 9:00AM until the funeral hour at 11:00 AM with Pastor D.J.Maley officiating. Interment will follow at the West Hill Cemetery. Online condolences can be sent to the Croston family at

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August 23, 2019

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bartlett Funeral Home
202 McGraw Ave.
Grafton, WV 26354

Funeral Service
August 24, 2019

11:00 AM
Bartlett Funeral Home
202 McGraw Ave.
Grafton, WV 26354

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