Nowata Boy, 12, Dies Following Bone Marrow Transplant

Friday, September 7th 2012, 4:35 pm
By: Dee Duren

A 12-year-old Nowata boy who had a bone marrow transplant earlier this years has died. Hunter Billbe contracted an infection while recovering and died Saturday, September 1 in Cincinnati.

Hunter had a rare immune system disease and was given a hometown sendoff when he left for surgery in March.

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A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday, September 8 at the Rose Hill Community Baptist Church, 12950 North 4000 Road in Dewey.

His obituary states, "Bring memories and stories about Hunter and casual dress."