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Amateurs have always been welcome in Augusta

...Stranahan closed with 68 to finish two shots behind winner Jimmy Demaret. He tied for second.A few years later, in 1954, Billy Joe Patton finished one stroke out of a playoff between Sam Snead and Ben Hogan.Patton found the water on Nos. 13 and 15...

http://augusta.com/masters/story/news/amateurs-have-always-been-welcome-augusta
B.J., Billy Joe headline opera house

Two famous Billy Joes -- Billy Joe Royal and Billy Joe Thomas (better known as B.J. Thomas) -- perform...changed his show business name to B.J. because Billy Joe Royal was famous. The first hit for Mr. Royal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/12/13/rho_176462.shtml
Ramblin' Rhodes
Billy Joe McCorkle IV "B.J"

COVINGTON, Ga. - Billy Joe and Marcie McCorkle III of Covington...announce the birth of their son, Billy Joe "B.J", born February 1, 2007...Marlene Fogle of Fairburn, Ga. and Billy Joe, Jr. and Stacy McCorkle of Harlem...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/02/18/bir_121561.shtml
Births
Billy Joe Pulley (GIRARD, Ga.)

GIRARD, Ga. - Billy Joe "Papa Bill" Pulley, 75, entered into rest Monday, February 18...Pulley, and a brother, Jack Pulley. He is survived by four children, Billy Joe Pulley, Jr., James Michael Pulley (Debra), both of Dahlonega...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/02/20/obi_188062.shtml
Obituaries
Mr. Billy Joe Barnett, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Billy Joe Barnett, Sr., 70, of Horseshoe Rd. Augusta, entered into rest...Wayne Stewart and Danny Lawrence. Survivors include his sons, Billy Joe Barnett, Jr. of Augusta and James Randall Barnett of Grovetown...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/02/15/obi_442941.shtml
Obituaries
Record books record Masters win, but not the anxiety

...the previous four Masters. The two met the year before in an 18-hole playoff to decide the tournament after amateur Billy Joe Patton squandered the lead. (Snead nipped Hogan, 70-71, for his third green jacket.)Instead, in 1955, Jack...

http://augusta.com/masters/story/history/record-books-record-masters-win-not-anx
You Remembered: Fort Gordon

...on Sunday, and they had an 18-hole playoff on Monday. Of course, we were back on post then, so we missed that. (Billy Joe Patton, an amateur from Morganton, N.C., scored a hole in one and almost won on Sunday.)A couple of weekends...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-28/you-remembered-fort-gordon
Shirley Carpenter

JACKSON, S.C. - entered into rest December 8, 2014 at her residence. Mrs. Shirley A. Carpenter wife of Mr. Randell Carpenter. Additional survivors include; son, Billy Joe Lunsford; daughter, Melissa Lunsford. Three grandchildren, Joseph, Aleta and Tyler.

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000173446893
Peter Olson

...pallbearers will be Christian Williams, Courtney Williams, Tripp Williams, Peter J. "Tre" Olson III, Paul Goodard and Billy Joe Goldman. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be members of American Legion Post #194, Masonic Lodge #354, Homer...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000173258110
Billy Joe Davis (EVANS, Ga.)

EVANS, Ga. - Mr. Billy Joe Davis, 62, beloved husband of Winifred Davis, entered into rest on Monday, January 3, 2011 at his residence. Funeral arrangements...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/obituaries/2011-01-03/billy-joe-davis-evans-ga
Obituaries