Willard, Arthur J.D., d. 1989 - Williams, Elsie May, d. 1998


Willard, Arthur J. D. 4 Dec 1896 - 12 Jul 1989  OH 20 Jul 1989

Arthur J. D. Willard, 92, of West Plains, died at 7:20 a.m. July 12 in West Vue Home, Inc. Services for Mr. Willard were held July 15 in Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains. Interment was in the Oak Lawn Cemetery. Mr. Willard was a city employee of West Plains. He is survived by three children, Wilma Hale, West Plains, Elsie Oliver, Rogersville, and Glenn Willard, Springfield; one brother, Cecil Ben Willard, Omaha, Nebraska; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

 

Willcut, Clyde W. 3 Aug 1914 - 22 Jan 1997 CCH-N 29 Jan 1997

[Note: Son of Joseph & Edna Mae (Miles) Willcut; married Marion]

Clyde W Willcut, 82, Nixa, died Wednesday, January 22, 1997, in St. John's Regional Health Center as a result of injuries received in an auto accident. He was born August 3, 1914, in Bethany, Missouri, the son of Joseph and Edna Mae (Miles) Willcut. Clyde moved to Springfield in 1927 at the age of 13. He and his family came here in a Model T Ford, spending their first nights in a park near Springfield City Hall. He had various jobs in downtown Springfield and was a very ambitious young man. He had fond memories of his past and growing up in Springfield. He was a iron worker in the Local #10 (retired), a US Army WW II veteran and of the Christian faith. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Marion. He is survived by: a son, Jack Willcut and his wife, Diana, Springfield; 4 granddaughters, Cheryl O'Brien, Anna, Betsy, and Emily Willcut; a brother, Edmond Willcut, Auburn, California; two sisters, Dottie Frazee and Frances Walters, both of Springfield; 3 nephews, Beverly, Michael and William Clyde Willcut; and a niece, Sharon Standard. Graveside services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 25, in Hazelwood Cemetery under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home South, with Rev. Michael O'Brien officiating.

 

Willett, Dennis C. “Cowboy” 14 Oct 1912 - 10 May 2003 SN-L 11 May 2003 & CCH

[Note: married 1969 Geraldine Sartin 22 Jul 1919 - 29 Dec 2009]

Dennis C. “Cowboy” Willett, age 90, of Battlefield, passed away Saturday, May 10, 2003 from injuries resulting from a riding accident. He was born October 14, 1912 in Fancy Farm, Kentucky. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. During his working career he was an aircraft mechanic, and owned a lawnmower and bicycle repair shop in California. He later managed a cattle ranch and loved to break horses. In 1969, he and Geraldine Sartin Henderson were married. Survivors include his wife, Geraldine; a son, Chuck Willett and Carol Miller, Battlefield; a daughter, Nancy Roberts and husband Mike, Kingman, Arizona; three stepchildren, Jack Henderson and wife Mary, Rogersville, Gene Henderson and wife Sue, Nixa, and Judy Cundiff, Battlefield; thirteen grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; and a brother, Ross Willett, Illinois. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 14 in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Rev. Ray Drake officiating. Burial will follow in Ponce de Leon Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.

Willett, Geraldine (Sartin) Henderson 22 Jul 1919 - 29 Dec 2009 SN-L 30 Dec 2009

[Note: Daughter of Allie & Jessie ( ) Sartin; married 1934 Fred Henderson; married 1969 Dennis C. Willett 14 Oct 1912 - 10 May 2003]

Geraldine Sartin was born the daughter of Allie and Jessie Sartin on July 22, 1919, in Galena, Mo. and passed away on December 28, 2009, at her home in Battlefield, Mo., at the age of 90 years. She was united in marriage to Fred Henderson in 1934, in Galena, Mo. To this union, three children were born: Gene, Judi and Jack. Fred preceded her in death. In 1969, she was united in marriage to Dennis C. Willett who preceded her in death on May 10, 2003. She is survived by two sons, Gene Henderson and wife Sue of Nixa, Mo.; Jack Henderson and wife Mary of Rogersville, Mo.; and one daughter, Judi Cundiff of Battlefield, Mo. She is also survived by one stepson, Chuck Willett and one stepdaughter, Nancy Roberts and her husband Mike; thirteen grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and three sisters, Faye, Alice and Joan. Geri, as she was called by her family and friends, was a beautiful person with a beautiful spirit. She loved family gatherings and looked forward to special occasions that brought the family together. She took great pride in her children and stepchildren, and loved them with all her heart. She enjoyed dancing and loved to go out and have a good time with friends and family. She was quite a lady and will be missed by all who knew and loved her, but her beauty and gentle spirit will live on forever in their hearts. A graveside funeral will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, at Ponce de Leon Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, in Adams Funeral Home Nixa.

Willhite, David C. 25 Jan 1849 - 9 Jan 1920 CCR 16 Jan 1920 p1

[Note: married Sarah Ellen Dodson 18 Dec 1854 - 19 Mar 1927]

Dave Wilhite aged about 75 years died Friday and was buried Saturday at the Chastain cemetery.

 

Willhite, John Marvin “Mon” 7 Sep 1874 - 21 Aug 1961 CCR 24 Aug 1961 p1

[Note: married Olive Ruth Billingsley]

Services for J. M. “Mon” Willhite 86 of Spokane who died at 4 p. m. Monday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Maida Wescott, Route 2, Springfield, were at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 24, in the Spokane Baptist Church with the Rev. Fate Montgomery officiating. Burial was in Spokane under direction of Harris of Nixa. Other survivors are three other daughters. Mrs, Millie Gillet of Spokane, Mrs. Thelma Lee of Ponce de Leon and Mrs. Mable Jennings of Garland, Kan.; 10 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

 

Willhite, Katherine (?) Tettamble 23 Mar 1908 - Jan 2001 SN-L 21 Jan 2001

[Note: married ? Tettamble; married LaFayette Isaac Willhite 6 Apr 1895 - 10 Dec 1981]

ST. LOUIS – Katherine Willhite, 84, St. Louis, formerly of Nixa, died at 3:20 a.m. Wednesday in St. Anthony’s Hospital. Mrs. Willhite, a homemaker, was born March 23, 1908, in Baltimore, Md. She was united in marriage to LaFayette Isaac Willhite, who preceded her in death in 1980. She is survived by a son, Harry Tettamble, St. Louis County; three grandsons, Mark, Lance and Jim; three granddaughters, Christine, Vicki and Jackie; a sister-in-law; an aunt; and a great-aunt. Funeral services will be at 12 noon Friday in Ayre-Goodwin-Lee a Heritage Funeral Home at Rivermonte. Burial will be in Spokane Cemetery, Spokane. Visitation will be from 11 to 12 Noon Friday prior to services, in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Springfield News-Leader, Thursday January 21, 2001. Contributed by Woody Franklin.

 

Willhite, Lafayette Isaac “Ely” 6 Apr 1895 - 10 Dec 1981 OH 17 Dec 1981 p8

[Note: married Katherine 23 Mar 1908 - 20 Jan 1993 m/1 Tettamble]

Services for Lafayette I. “Ely” Willhite, 86, Nixa, were held Dec. 12 in Spokane Baptist Church with the Rev. Hosea Bilyeu, Jr. officiating. Burial was in Spokane Cemetery under direction of Ayre-Goodwin of Springfield. Mr. Wilhite died Dec. 10 in his home after a short illness. He was a native of Spokane and had lived in Nixa about 28 years. He was a retired blacksmith with Frisco Railway. Survivors include his wife, Katherine; two sons, Jess and Ray, both of St. Louis; a step son, Harry Tettamble, St. Louis, a sister, Mrs. Laura Spencer, Stella; six grandchildren and six step grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

 

Willhite, Olive Ruth (Billingsley) 31 May 1874 - 30 Nov 1958     CCR 4 Dec 1968 p8

[Note: Daughter of John & Sarah (Harp) Billingsley; married Johns Marvin Willhite 7 Sep 1874 - 21 Aug 1961; surname spelling from tombstone]

Funeral services for Mrs. Olive Ruth Wilhite, 84, who died Sunday, No. 30, were held Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 2:00 p.m. in the Spokane Baptist Church with Rev. Fate Montgomery officiating. Burial was in Spokane Cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Homes of Ozark. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, John M. Wilhite; four daughters, Mrs. Maida Wescott of Springfield, Mrs. Millie Gillett of Spokane, Mrs. Thelma Lee of Ponce de Leon and Mrs. Mable Jennings of Garland, Kan.; 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; one brother, Sam Billingsly of Spokane and one sister, Mrs. Clara Tatum of Ozark.

 

Willhite, Sarah Ellen (Dodson) 18 Nov 1854 - 19 Nov 1927 CCR 24 Mar 1927 p1

[Note: Daughter of Will & ? ( ) Dodson; married 19 Jan 1870 David C. Willhite 25 Jan 1849 - 9 Jan 1920; surname spelling in obit differs from tombstone]

Sarah Ellen Wilhite, widow of the late David Willhite, died at her home seven miles southwest of Ozark on Saturday, March 19th, at 4:30 a.m. at the age of 72 years, 3 months and 1 day. The funeral services were held on Sunday, March 20th at the Jones cemetery with Rev. Ross Carter officiating with burial under the direction of the Chaffin Undertaking company.

 

Willhite, Thomas L. 9 Jan 1871 - 16 Oct 1920 CCR 22 Oct 1920 p1

[Note: Son of David C. & Sarah Ellen (Dodson) Willhite; married 20 Jan 1902 Grace Sutton]

Card of Thanks

We desire to express our thanks and appreciation to the many friends who so kindly administered to our needs during the last illness and death of our kind husband, son and brother, Thos. L. Wilhite. We especially desire to thank Dr. Wade for his efforts and also those who furnished the beautiful flowers. Their kindness and sympathy will never be forgotten.  Mrs. Grace Wilhite  S. E. Wilhite  Mrs. and Mrs. Ed Wilhite and Family

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Willhite, Thomas L. 9 Jan 1871 - 16 Oct 1920 CCR 22 Oct 1920 p1

Thos. L. Wilhite aged 49 years 9 months and 7 days died at his home 8 miles south west of Ozark at an early hour Saturday morning. Funeral under direction of the Ozark Undertaking Co. and conducted by Rev. D. T. Baucom was held at the Jones cemetery Saturday afternoon, Deceased leaves the widow and aged mother and two sisters.

 

Williams, Alice A. (Lewis) 1 Sep 1854  - May 1954 CCR 27 May 1954 p4

[Note; married 26 Dec 1878 John H. Williams]

Mrs. Alice A. Williams, one of Christian County’s oldest residents, passed away last week at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. S. Frazier, at the age of 99. The following obituary was submitted for publication.  Alice A. (Lewis) Williams, one of a family of seven children, was born, in Jennings County, Indiana September 1, 1854. At the age of 14, she moved with her parents to McDonald County, Mo. The family lived there one year, then moved to Newton county, Mo where she finished the public school in her own neighborhood and then attended high school at Pierce City, Mo.. She lived an active life, teaching school in the public schools for four years.  On December 26, 1878, she was united in marriage to John H. Williams of Marionville, Mo. To this union, five children were born. One daughter, Effa (Williams) Pickett died in 1905, leaving a small son, Byron Pickett, was with his grandparents until he was grown. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Jessie Frazier, wife of Rev. D. S. Frazier of Clever, Mo. and Mrs. Blanche Estes, wife of Charles W. Estes of Springfield, Mo; two sons, Curtice and Irving, both of Springfield, also 22 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild.  She was ever busy with her home duties as well as with  helping those who were sick or in distress. The night was never too dark or too cold for her to go and work with willing hands to help in times of birth or death or other sickness, where she could help relive suffering.   A number of years ago, she joined the Christian Church of which she was a faithful and loyal member. She and her husband were members of the Christian Church of Clever, Mo. at the time of their deaths. They walked together in unity of faith and loyalty for 51 years until his death June 6, 1929.  She was a good seamstress and one of her most cherished ambitions of her later years was to do beautiful handwork and fine stitching for her grandchildren, continuing to work at this self-appointed labor of love until she was past ninety years of age.  She was confined to her bed for two and one-half years before her death and was cared for in the homes of her daughters, Mrs. Chas. M. Estes and Mrs. D. S. Frazier, passing away at the latter’s home at the age of 99 years, 8 months and 21 days.  Until the last few days of her life, she continued to read and take an active interest in current events. Funeral services were held at 2:30 Sunday afternoon, May 23, in the Clever Christian church with the Rev. A. Taylor Mahaneay assisted by the Rev. E. E. Musgrave, officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery at Republic under direction of the Harris Funeral Home of Clever.

Williams, Alice Venetia (Stewart) 23 Jun 1923 - 4 Feb 1949 CCR 10 Feb 1949

[Note: Daughter of Ralph George & Walsie B. (Brown) Stewart; married 7 May 1943 William “Bill” Williams]

Alice Venetia Williams was born June 23, 1923 to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Stewart at Spokane, MO and died February 4, 1949, in the home of her parents in Highlandville, MO, at the age of 25 years, seven months and twelve days. She was united in marriage to Bill Williams, May 7, 1943. She was converted two years ago while a patient in the state sanitarium at Mt. Vernon, MO and lived a faithful Christian until the end. Besides her husband and parents she is survived by three brothers, Charles, Clarence, and Loyal Luther Stewart, all of Highlandville; her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Brown also of Highlandville; other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were held Monday at 2 pm in the Highlandville Baptist Church with the Rev. Howard Blevins officiating. Burial was made in the Spokane cemetery under the direction of the Maples-Harris Funeral Home of Nixa.

Williams, Allison Michelle 28 Apr 1988 - 28 Apr 1988 OH 5 May 1988

[Note: Daughter of Doug & Brenda (Stafford) Williams]

Allison Michelle Williams, infant daughter of Doug and Brenda Williams, Ozark, was stillborn at 3:14 am, April 28 at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. Graveside services with the Rev. Troy Rhoden officiating were held Saturday at the Richwood Cemetery, near Ozark. Arrangements were made by Harris Funeral Home, Ozark. Alison’s survivors include her parents, Doug and Brenda Williams, Ozark; paternal grandparents Harold and Phyllis Williams, Ozark; maternal grandfather and step-grandmother Dale and Sharon Stafford, Springfield; maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Geneva Russell, Springfield; and one aunt, Miss Cathy Stafford, Ozark.

Williams, Alonzo E. “Lon” Jan 1886 - 15 Feb 1948  CCR 19 Feb 1948

[Note: Son of James J. & Martha E. (Nichols) Williams; married Myrtle]

Lon E. Williams, 61, died Sunday evening at St. Joseph’s hospital in Kansas City after a three week illness. He was born and reared at Ozark. He has been a resident of Kansas City for the past 30 years where he was in the electrical business. Survivors are his wife, Myrtle; one daughter, Betty; one son, Glenn; one sister, Mrs. Bertha Aven of Springfield; and one brother, Ernest of Ozark. Burial was Tuesday afternoon at Kansas City.

Williams, Alvin Harrison Sept 1884 - 25 Aug 1948 CCR 2 Sep 1948

[Note: Son of Preston &  Marena (Geren) Williams; married about 1914 Berthen M.]

Alvin Harrison Williams, 64, of 2516 West Water, a carpenter, died late Wednesday night, Aug. 25, at a Springfield hospital following a short illness. Williams was a native of Billings and had lived in Springfield for the past 25 years. Survivors include three sons, Victor, of the state of Indiana, Robert and Kenneth, both of Los Angeles; six sisters, Mrs. W.A. Downing, Mrs. Pearl Garbee, and Mrs. Rosa Hendricks, all of Springfield; Mrs. Fannie Washam, Mrs. Tom Medlin, and Mrs. J.E. Garbee, all of Billings; a brother, Robert Henry Williams of Springfield; and five grandchildren. Dunn funeral home of Springfield was in charge of funeral arrangements.

Williams, Anna May (Huxley) Fay 19 May 1903 - 21 Apr 1977 OH 28 Apr 1977 p12

NIXA - Mrs. Anna May Williams, 73, Nixa, died at 2:15 a.m. Thursday in Cox Medical Center, Springfield of natural causes. Mrs. Williams lived most of her life in Elwood before moving to Nixa six years ago. She was member of the High Street Baptist church. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Thelma Blevins, Nixa and Mrs. Betty Gilmore, Springfield; a son, Robert Fay, of Springfield; a sister, Mrs. Alice Templeton, Tulsa, Okla.; a brother, Fred Huxley, Springfield; two grandchildren, two great grandchildren and two step grandsons. Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday in Harris Chapel here with the Rev. Howard Blevins officiating. Burial was in Clear Creek Cemetery west of Springfield. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Williams, Barbara Leah (Foster) 5 Dec 1918 - 18 Aug 2001   CCH-N 28 Nov 2001

[Note: Daughter of John & Sicily (  ) Foster; married George F. Williams]

Barbara Leah (Foster) Williams, 82, formerly of Ozark and Kansas City, Kan., died Aug. 18, 2001, in Seattle, Wash. She was born in Clinton, Okla. She graduated from the School of the Ozarks in Hollister. She worked in Ozark and Kansas City, Mo. (Western Auto home office). She was a member of Ozark Christian Church and Sunset Hills Christian Church, Kansas City, Kan. Her husband, George F. Williams, her parents, John and Sicily Foster, two sisters and a brother preceded her in death. She is survived by two daughters, Dixie Williams, High Ridge, and Betty Carpenter and husband John Carpenter, Kirkland, Wash.; four step-grandchildren in Washington state and several relatives residing in the Ozark area. Burial is at Weaver Cemetery, Ozark.

 

Williams, Ben G. 1923 - 1 Jan 1978 OH 5 Jan 1978 p7

[Note: Son of Frank & ? (?) Williams; married Goldie; no SSDI found]

MANSFIELD - Ben G. Williams, 54, Route 3, Mansfield, died at 12:15 a.m. Saturday in St. John’s Hospital in Springfield after suffering an apparent heart attack, according to a funeral home spokesman. Mr. Williams had been a patient in the hospital for three weeks., He was a Navy veteran of Work War II and was a retired dairyman and truck driver. Mr. Williams was a former resident of the Mt. Zion community west of Hartville. Survivors include his wife, Goldie; two sons, Darrell, Mansfield and Benny, Shelton, Wash.; three daughters, Mrs. Shirley Giles, Shelton, Wash.; Mrs. Sherry Lynn Thurman, Mansfield and Miss Theresa Marie Williams of the home; four brothers, Arl, Independence, Johnny, Conway, Sammy, Rogersville, and George, Springfield; two sisters, Mrs. Mable Johnson, Panorama City, Calif. and Mrs. Dorothy Hooton, Walnut Grove; his father, Frank Williams, Springfield  and 11 grandchildren. Services were at 2 p.m. Sunday in Mt. Zion Baptist Church west of Hartville with the Rev. R. E. Hensley officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

 

Williams, Bertha Jane (Stillings) 17 Jul 1916 - 25 May 2003 CCH-N 4 Jun 2003

[Note: Daughter of Benjamin & Elizabeth (Glover) Stillings]

Bertha Jane Williams, 86, Ozark died May 25, 2003, in Ozark Rirverview Manor. She was born 17 July 1916 in Douglas County, the daughter of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Glover) Stillings. Throughout her life, she worked for Hagale Industries and in nursing homes as a nurse’s aide. Survivors include a daughter, Wilma and husband, Aaron Lee Hampton, Ozark; a son, Elwood, Williams, Ava; eight grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren, and a sister, Carrie Posey, Ava. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd; four children, Denzil Williams, Donald Williams, Marie Lett and Mildred Irene Williams; a grandchild; nine brothers and sisters, Floyd Stillings, Elza Stillings, Ray Stillings, Virgil Stillings, Ted Stillings, Naomi Swearengin, Nora Nelson, Annie Stillings, and Lonnie Stillings. A graveside funeral was at 10 a.m. May 28 at Stillings Cemetery in Douglas County with the Revs. James Orick and Aaron Lee Hampton officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Williams, Billie Jane 7 Dec 1931 - 10 Nov 1990 OH 15 Nov 1990

[Note: Daughter of H. Lee & Ethel (Moyer) Williams]

Billie Jane Williams, 58, Clever, died 6:15 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 1990 in Cox Medical Center North, Springfield, following a long illness. She was a lifelong resident of the Clever community and a member of the Clever First Baptist Church. She was a lifeguard at Tri-Way Country Club for many years and had been a bookkeeper. She is survived by two brothers, Hal Williams, Clever, and Richard "Dick" Williams, Willard; three sisters, Joette Hill and Peggy Hayes, both of Clever, and Dorothy Rainey, Rogersville; nieces and nephews; and grand-nieces and nephews. By her request, her body has been donated to the University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia. A memorial service will be announced at a later date by Meadors Funeral Home.

AND

Williams, Billie Jane 7 Dec 1931 - 17 Nov 1990

Billie Jane Williams, 58, Clever, died 6:15 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 1990, in Cox Medical Center North, Springfield, following a long illness. She was a lifelong resident of the Clever community and a member of the Clever First Baptist Church.  She was lifeguard at Tri-Way Country Club for many years and had been a bookkeeper. She is survived by two brothers, Hal Williams, Clever, and Richard “Dick” Williams, Willard; three sisters, Joette Hill and Peggy Hayes, both of Clever, and Dorothy Rainey, Rogersville; nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and nephews. By her request, her body has been donated to the University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia. A memorial service will be announced at a later date by Meadors Funeral Home.

Funeral Card: BILLIE JANE WILLIAMS  DECEMBER 7, 1931-NOVEMBER 10, 1990 SERVICES HELD Clever First Baptist Church November 18, 1990 at 2:30 P.M. OFFICIATING Rev. Terry Fortner and Rev. Bob Wakefield    MUSIC John Dan Casey, Anna Lee Baker, Nadeine Gold  FAMILY Joette Hill, Richard & Muriel Jerry Williams, Hal & Jean Williams, Dorothy Jean & Roger Rainey, Peggy & Buddy Hays, 15 Nieces & Nephews, 22 Grand Nieces & Nephews, 1 Great Grand Niece MEADORS FUNERAL HOMES Clever, Mo. Contributed by Clever Older Adults Assoc. and Bea Gardner.

Williams, Blanche 12 May 1910 - 31 Jul 1979 OH 9 Aug 1979 p10

Services for Mrs. Blanche Williams, 69, of Springfield were held last Friday in Greenlawn Battlefield South with graveside services in Richland Cemetery. Mrs. Williams died July 21 in St. John’s Regional Health Center after a long illness. She was the mother of James Williams of Nixa.

Williams, Bonnie Fay (Pierce) 16 Jun 1941 - 17 Mar 1988 OH 24 Mar 1988

[Note: Daughter of Benny & Wilma (Welker) Pierce]

Bonnie Fay Williams, 41, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, formerly of Seymour, died March 17 at South Community Hospital, Oklahoma, City, after a long illness. Services were held Saturday in the Bergman-Miller Chapel, Seymour, with the Rev. Troy Rhoden officiating. Burial was in Seymour Masonic Cemetery. Bonnie was born June 16, 1941, in Plainview, Texas, to Benny and Wilma Welker Pierce. Her survivors include three children, Donna, David, and Jessica Williams, all of the home; three sisters, Judy Taylor, Shreveport, Louisiana, Dixie Rice, Marshfield, and Debby Haney, Ozark; three brothers, her twin brother, Benny Pierce, El Paso, Texas, Daniel Hensley, El Paso, and Donald Hensley, Marshfield; her grandmothers, Mrs. Ira Pierce, Amarillo, Texas, and Carrie Welker, Seymour; and her aunts and uncles, Mrs. Julia Cornelison, Seymour, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Welker, Marshfield, Clyde Welker and Earl Welker, both of Texarkana, Arkansas, and Clarence Welker, Hayti, Missouri.

Williams, Brainard Earl 27 Jul 1894 - 18 Mar 1899 CCR 16 Mar 1899

[Note: Son of  James J. & Martha J. (Nichols) Williams]

Card of Thanks

We return our heartful thanks to the many kind friends and neighbors for their many acts of kindness and sympathy to use during the illness and death of our boy. Also to Drs. Elkins & Robertson for their untiring interest and attention in the case. Among strangers we found friends in need, and pay God’s blessing in all and hope they may send friends in time of trial.   Mr. and Mrs. Jas. J. Williams

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Williams, Brainard Earl 27 Jul 1894 - 18 Mar 1899 CCR 16 Mar 1899

Died at the home of his parents, Judge and Mrs. Jas. J. Williams, Ozark, Friday, March 10th, of rheumatism and tonsillitis, Brainard E. Williams, aged 5 years, 7 months 13 days, The funeral services were held at the C. P. church Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. C. B. Elsey of the Baptist church, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Ozark Cemetery. The parents here have the earnest sympathy of our people in their great bereavement.

Williams, Byron H. 25 Jul 1918 - 25 Sep 1989   OH 5 Oct 1989

[Note: married Nina Dell who died 21 Sep 1983]

Byron H. Williams, 71, of Bois D'Arc, died in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, on Sept. 25 after a short illness. A native of Hurley, he was a longtime resident of the Bois D'Arc area. He retired in 1982 from Custom Trailers after 14 years of service and prior to that was employed at Trail Mobile for 18 years. He was a member of High Street Baptist Church in Springfield, and Ash Grove Masonic Lodge No. 100 AF and AM. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nina Dell, on Sept. 21, 1983. He is survived by three daughters, Elowese Burk and Barbara Goss, both of Bois D'Arc, and Julia Stant, Nixa; two brothers, George L. Williams, Ash Grove, and Turman D. Williams, Springfield; three sisters, Ruth Wisehart, Ash Grove, Alene Leigh, Bois D'Arc, and Jessie Kensinger, Rogersville; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services were at 2 p.m. last Thursday in Wilson-Brim-Daniel Chapel, Ash Grove, with the Rev. Richard Messner officiating. Burial was in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Springfield.

Williams, Charles 1881 - 26 Oct 1942 CCR 29 Oct 1942 p1

[Note: married Judith]

Funeral services for Charles Williams, 61, who died early Monday morning after suffering a stroke Sunday morning were held at 1 o’clock, Tuesday in Maples Funeral Chapel with a second service at the cemetery at Pierce City conducted by Rev. F.L. Wise of Clever. He is survived by his wife, Judith, and two sisters, Mrs. Brit Carlin of Monett, MO and Mrs. Z.E. Utter of Joplin, MO.

Williams, Charles 15 Mar 1940 - 17 May 2002

[Note: Son of Charles & Nina M. (Lane) Williams; married 9 Jul 1960 Carol Coberly]

Charles Williams, 62, Federal Heights, Colo., formerly of Springfield, died May 17, 2002 in his home. He was born March 15, 1940 in St. Louis, Mo. to Charles and Nina M. (Lane) Williams. Charles served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1961. He was united in marriage to Carol Coberly July 9, 1960 in Springfield. They had lived in Federal Heights for the past 17 years. His father preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Carol; his son and wife, Mark and Jeannine Williams, Republic; two grandchildren, Deborah Williams, Republic, and Danny Williams and his wife, Lacie, Clever; two great grandchildren, Teaghan and Kenson Williams, both of Clever; his mother, Nina Williams and an uncle, Alvin Lane, both of Phoenix, Ariz.; and a sister, Shirley Becker and husband, Gary, Worcester, Mass. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1, 2002 at Meadors Funeral Home, Re public. Burial will be in Wise Hill Cemetery. Springfield News-Leader, May 29, 2002.

Williams, Charles, Jr. 17 Jul 1924 - 16 Nov 2008 SN-L 28 Nov 2008

[Note: Son of Charles & Effie (  ) Williams; married 21 Oct 1944 Mildred Lucille Davis]

Charles Williams, Jr., 84, Republic, formerly of Clever, passed from this life Sunday, November 16, 2008, in Sonshine Manor, Republic, with family by his side. He was born July 17, 1924, in Bloomfield, Missouri, the son of Charles and Effie Williams. He was united in marriage to Mildred Lucille Davis on October 21, 1944, in Coloma, Michigan. Charles provided 29 years of service in management at the VM Corporation in Benton Harbor, Michigan, and 16 years as a Deputy Sheriff for the Jasper County, Missouri Sheriffs Department. Charles was of the Methodist faith, did volunteer work for the Benton Harbor, Michigan Sheriffs Department, and enjoyed farming, gardening and fishing. His parents preceded Charles in death. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mildred; three children and their spouses, Charles Wayne and Dianna Williams, Cheryl Lynn and Tony Foster, and Diana Jean and John Denney; eight grandchildren, Gregory and Scott Duerr, Amee Bayless, Tanya Foster, Matt Williams, and Dustin, Troy, and Travis Denney; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 19, 2008, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, with Pastor Steve Burbee officiating. Burial will follow in Lindsey Cemetery, Republic. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time, in the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation. Online condolences may be made at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com

Williams, Charles Henry 5 Dec 1935 - 17 Sep 2004 CCH-N 22 Sep 2004

[Note: Son of L. Earl Williams & Anna (Tegtmeyer) Williams]

Charles Henry Williams, 68, Branson, died Friday, Sept. 17, 2004 in Skaggs Community Health Center, Branson, from complications of congestive heart failure and diabetes. Charles was born Dec. 5, 1935 in Kansas City, Mo., to L. Earl Williams and Anna (Tegtmeyer) Williams. He served his country for 20 years as a hospital corpsman in the United States Navy, a year and a half of his service was spent on board the USS Repose Hospital Ship during the Vietnam War. He retired from the Navy in 1976 and came to Branson where he worked for Skaggs Community Health Center or the next 12 years. He then worked at the Branson Chamber of Commerce Visitor's Center. Charles has spent the last several years doing volunteer work for the Downtown Branson Main Street Association, the Branson Veterans Task Force and Bonniebrook Historical Society. He was known as a kind and giving person, with a heart as big as he was. Charles enjoyed doing crafts and all kinds of projects. He loved feeding the birds, squirrels and deer in his backyard. He loved his dogs Elvis and Ginger and will be greatly missed by them and all who knew him. Survivors include one sister, Louise Williams, of the home; special friends Margie, Tom and Lauren Beadles, Ozark; one aunt, Ruby Wyatt, and one cousin, Evelyn Church, both of Oak Grove; and many friends. Charles was preceded to death by his parents and a brother, Laurence Earl (Sonny) Williams Jr. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 20, 2004 in Welchel Funeral Chapel, Branson. Visitation was on Sunday, Sept. 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the funeral chapel. Burial was in Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City with full military honors. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.; American Heart Association Memorial Processing Center, PO BOX 1653, Topeka, Kan. 66601; American Diabetes Association, PO Box 2680, N. Canton, Ohio 44720.

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Williams, Charles R. 19 Jul 1919 - 29 Aug 1977 OH 1 Sep 1977 p16

[Note: married Belle]

Charles R. Williams., 58, Route 2, Rogersville, died at 11 p.m. Monday in Cox Medical Center here after a short illness. Mr. Williams was the custodian at Shady Dell Elementary School for 12 years and was a member of the Baptist Church. He was a resident of Springfield 23 years, moving here from Newton County. Mr. Williams also was a veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Belle; a son Ed of 2962 Gardenia; a daughter, Mrs. Glenna Bills, Route 2, Rogersville; a brother, Lawrence of Goodman; and four grandchildren. Donations may be made to the fund for the Shady Dell School. Services were at 10 a.m. Thursday in Ralph Thieme Chapel with the Rev. Bill Spindler officiating. Burial was in National Cemetery.

Williams, Cora Evaline (Smart) 23 Oct 1881 - 16 Apr 1970   CCR 26 Apr 1970 p8

[Note: married James David Williams 21 Jul 1879 - 1 Nov 1953]

Funeral services for Mrs. Cora Williams, 88, of Billings, were at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Billings Baptist Church with the Rev. Lloyd Wilson officiating. Burial was in Wise Hill Cemetery under the direction of Cantrell of Clever. Mrs. Williams died at 7:30 a.m. Thursday in Foster’s Nursing Home, Springfield, following a lingering illness. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Lucille Shelton, Ozark, and Mrs. Alline Dreir of Springfield, Va.; three sons, the Rev. Warren Williams of House Springs, Harold of Orlando, Fla., and Roy of Mt. Vernon; one brother, Henry Smart of Mt. Vernon; one sister, Mrs. Nancy Caldwell of Palo Alto, Calif.; five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

 

Williams, Cora Eulalia (Miller) 4 Apr 1930 - 29 Jan 2009 SN-L 1 Feb 2009 & CCH-N 4 Feb 2009

[Note: Daughter of James & Cora Lee (Dane) Miller; married 19 May 1947 Junior Therwin Williams]

Cora Eulalia Williams, age 78, of Ozark, passed away Thursday, January 29, 2009. She was born April 4, 1930, in Thorpe, Missouri, the daughter of James and Cora Lee (Dane) Miller. She was united in marriage to Junior Therwin Williams on May 19, 1947. He preceded her in death after 56 years of marriage. Mrs. Williams was a member of Selmore Baptist Church. She and her husband owned and operated Ozark Dinner House before retirement. As her children were growing up in Springfield, she served as PTA President. Her family was the love of her life, and they will all miss her greatly. Survivors include eight children and their spouses, J. R. and Joan Williams, Kathy and J.L. Meadors, Marjorie Sexton, Keith and Becky Williams, DeWayne and Tina Williams, Tonya and Marty Mowan, Paul Williams, and Bruce and Sally Williams; 27 grandchildren; and 39 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Arthur Eugene Williams; a son-in-law, Tim Sexton; two grandchildren, Michael Aerhart and Rachel Sexton; a brother, John A. Miller; and infant sister, Mary Elizabeth Miller. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, February 3, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Josh Hall officiating. Burial will follow in Selmore Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until service time on Tuesday. Friends may also call at the funeral home for viewing from noon until 8 p.m. on Monday.

 

Williams, Cora M. 15 Feb 1899 - 20 Sep 1915 CCR 24 Sep 1915 p1

[Note: G. E. & Lula A. (Staber) Williams]

At the home of George Johnson 1/2 mile south east of town, at four o’clock Thursday morning of typhoid, pneumonia and asthma, Miss Cora Williams aged about 16 years. Deceased was a step-daughter of Mr. Johnson’s. Funeral services will be held this Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in the city cemetery.

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Williams, Cora M. 15 Feb 1899 - 20 Sep 1915 CCR 1 Oct 1915 p1

Card of Thanks

We desire to thank our many friends and neighbors during the sickness and death of our dear daughter and sister, Cora, and for the many beautiful flowers.  Mr. and Mrs. George Johnson  Birdie Williams.

 

Williams, David Vance 31 Aug 1864 - 3 Jan 1945  CCR 11 Jan 1945 p1

[Note: married 25 Nov 1886 Martha Jane Luce]

David Vance Williams was born Aug. 31, 1864, and passed away Jan. 3, 1945. He was married to Martha Jane Luce in November 1886 and to this union were born four children. His wife and one daughter preceded him in death. He was converted in the Christian faith early in life and was a faithful worker during his lifetime. Survivors are a son, James Oliver of St. Louis; two daughters, Mrs. Emma Little and Mrs. Alice Little of Clever; 13 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon in the Clever Christian church conducted by Dr. Haney with burial in Wise Hill cemetery under direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Williams, David Vance 31 Aug 1864 - 3 Jan 1945  CCR 11 Jan 1945 p1

[Note: Son of Joseph M. & Cynthia (Wise) Williams; married 25 Nov 1886 Martha Jane Luce ]

David Vance Williams was born Aug. 31, 1864, and passed away Jan. 3, 1945. He was married to Martha Jane Luce in November 1886 and to this union were born four children. His wife and one daughter preceded him in death. He was converted in the Christian faith early in life and was a faithful worker during his lifetime. Survivors are a son, James Oliver of St. Louis; two daughters, Mrs. Emma Little and Mrs. Alice Little of Clever; 13 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon in the Clever Christian church conducted by Dr. Haney with burial in Wise Hill cemetery under direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Williams, Deanna Lee 10 Jun 1966 - 10 Jun 1966 CCR 16 Jun 1966 p1

[Note: Daughter of Norman Eugene and Bobbie (Watkins) Williams; preceded in death by brothers, Donald Wayne Williams 12 Jul 1950 - 12 Jul 1950 and Howard Eugene Williams 25 Apr 1957 - 26 Apr 1957]

Graveside services for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Williams, Bruner were at 11 a.m. Saturday in Union Chapel Cemetery, northeast of Bruner. The Rev. Allen Harrison officiated, and burial was under direction of Harris of Ozark. The infant died shortly after birth early Friday in Mansfield Hospital. Other survivors are one brother, Dennis and six sisters, Norma Jean, Anita Sue, Caroline Louise, Rita Ann, Marsha and Janet, all of the home; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Williams, Springfield and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Watkins, Bruner.

 

Williams, Donald Joe 18 May 1960 - 21 Oct 2007 SN-L 25 Oct 2007

[Note: Son of Lester & Freda (Sexton) Williams; married 1979 Patricia Jo Burlington]

Donald Joe Williams, age 47, of Nixa, passed away on Sunday in Kansas City. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Burial will follow in McConnell-Bledsoe Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time today.

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Williams, Donald Joe 18 May 1960 - 21 Oct 2007 AdamsFH

Donald Joe Williams, age 47, of Nixa, passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2007. He was born May 18, 1960 in West Plains, the son of Lester and Freda (Sexton) Williams. He graduated from Park Hill High School in Kansas City and attended Missouri State University in Springfield. In 1979 he and Patricia Jo Burlington were united in marriage. Donald was employed as a production supervisor. He enjoyed four wheeling, float trips, football, baseball, softball, basketball and golf. Survivors include: his wife, Patti; his parents, Lester and Freda Williams, West Plains; his daughter, Melissa Thomas and son-in-law, Sean Thomas, Springfield; his son Charlie Williams and daughter-in-law, Lora Drake, Ozark; a step-son, Bill Burlington, Kansas City; five grandchildren, Hannah Thomas, Keaton Thomas, Leah Williams, Jonathan Williams, and Madison Burlington; a brother, Robert Williams, Springfield; and a niece, Patricia Williams, Ozark. Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm Thursday, October 25, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Burial will follow in McConnell-Bledsoe Cemetery, Nixa. Visitation will be from 11:00 am Thursday until service time.

 

Williams, Earl 1 Feb 1901 - 26 Feb 1939 CCR 9 Mar 1939 p5

[Notice: Son of C. & Stella (Edgar) Williams, according to DC #8112, Sarah according to obit.]

Earl Williams was born February 1, 1901, and departed this life February 26, 1939, at the age of 38 years and 25 days. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Sarah Hampton, one brother, Roy, and a sister, Inis Hampton. Funeral services were held at the Roundtree church, conducted by Rev. Blades, with burial in the Phillips cemetery under direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Williams, Earl Thomas 1948 - 22 Oct 1966 CCR 27 Oct 1966 p1

[Note: married Carolyn Sue Nichols 30 Apr 1966]

Funeral services for Earl T. Williams , 18, a former Ozark resident, were at 1 p.m. today in Harris Chapel here with the Rev. Tommy Bilyeu officiating. Burial was in Hall Cemetery. The youth died almost instantaneously at 11:30 a.m. Saturday when he was crushed by rolling logs at his father-in-law’s sawmill near Ponce de Leon.

 

Williams, Edgar Lewis "Scotty" 26 Oct 1913 - 23 Mar 2008  SN-L 29 Mar 2008

[Note: Son of Curtice Eugene & Mary Gertrude (Gideon) Williams]

Edgar L. "Scotty" Williams passed away on Sunday, March 23, 2008. He was born October 26, 1913, the second child of Curtice Eugene and Mary Gertrude (Gideon) Williams who preceded him in death. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran in the medical corps. during the European campaign including service during the Battle of the Bulge. After the war ended he was an athletic coach and sports trainer in Europe and helped manage the first football game held in Nuremberg Stadium in Germany with an attendance of over 64,000. After serving his country in World War II Edgar lead a colorful life as a professional wrestler. His wrestling career spanned from 1933 to 1968. He earned titles of World Light-Heavyweight Champion and Pacific Coast Light-Heavyweight Champion. He performed in Europe, Mexico, Cuba, Canada, and the U.S. His experiences in the ring earned him induction into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 1999. After his retirement he worked as a wood artist, including many grandfather clocks and other beautiful woodworking projects. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Doris Mildred Williams, Mary Gertrude Williams, Marjorie Jean Wagamann. Irene Elizabeth Wilkerson, Alice Carolyn Tolliver and Martha Ann Myers; and brothers, James Gideon Williams and John Jefferson Williams. He is survived by his sister, Kathryn Rose Netzer; brothers Curtice Eugene Williams, Fredrick McCullah Williams and Jerry David Williams and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends may gather at 1 p.m. Monday, March 31, at Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home at Rivermonte, 4500 S. Lone Pine, Springfield, where a graveside service will follow at 1:30 p.m. in the Rivermonte Memorial Gardens.

Williams, Edith 16 Jun 1891 - 13 Aug 1965     CCR 19 Aug 1965 p1

[Note: Daughter of William R. & Rachel Magadalene (Glenn)  Williams]

Funeral services for Miss Edith Williams, 74, of Ozark, were at 2 p.m. Monday in the Adams-Monger Chapel here with the Rev. William T. White and the Rev. E. N. Webb officiating. Burial was in the IOOF Cemetery at Ozark. Miss Williams died at 2 p.m. Friday in St. John’s Hospital of a lingering illness. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ozark. Miss Williams was a 1913 graduate of Southwest Missouri State and received her Master’s Degree from the University of Oklahoma. A retired School teacher, she taught school in Ozark and Oklahoma City for 40 years. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Wray of Ozark and Mrs., Ruth Maples of Jefferson City, and nieces and nephews.

Williams, Edward Elijah 1937 - 21 Jan 1991  NN-E 24 Jan 1991

[Note: Son of Lester & Velma (  ) Williams; married Mary]

Edward Elijah Williams, 53, Clever, died at 8:25 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 1991, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was a lifelong carpenter and was employed at Casco Kitchen, Springfield. He was born in Crane to Lester and Velma Williams. He is survived by his wife, Mary; a daughter, Deborah Stephens, Springfield; two sons, Jack Williams, Springfield, and Jeff Williams, Aurora, Colo.; four stepchildren; and eight grandchildren. Services were Wednesday in First Baptist Church. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery, under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association.

Williams, Edward Lynn 7 Mar 1956 - 17 Jan 2006 SN-L 2 Feb 2006

[Note: Son of ? & Patricia ( ) Williams]
Edward Lynn Williams, 49, was born on March 7, 1956, in Corpus Christi, Texas, and passed away Jan. 17, 2006, in Fairbanks, Alaska. He was a lifetime oil rig worker and veteran fireman on USS Coral Sea during Vietnam Era. Edward is survived by mother and stepfather, Patricia and Jay Greene, Nixa; two sisters, Becky Osborne, Nixa, and Bonnie Martin, Burleson, Texas; and father, Edward Williams Sr. He was preceded in death by his brother, Grady. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Fri., Feb. 3, 2006, in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, on Evans Rd. and 65, with Pastor K. Gillming officiating.

Williams, Eldon Lavern 7 Jan 1963 - 7 Jan 1963  CCR 10 Jan 1963

[Note: Son of Norman Eugene & Bobbie Lee (Watkins) Williams]

The son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Williams, of Bruner, died shortly after birth Monday night at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. Graveside services were at 2 p.m. today in Union Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. Almus Swearengin officiating. Burial was under direction of Harris. Survivors besides the parents are a brother, Dennis, and five sisters, Norma Jean, Caroline Louise, Rita Ann, Anita Sue, and Marsha, all of the home; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Williams, Springfield; and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Watkins, Bruner.

 

Williams, Ellis B. 21 Dec 1892 - Dec 1975 OH 11 Dec 1975 p8

[Note: Son of John V. & Mary F. (Kindrick) Williams; married 9 Feb 1913 Margaret Wilkerson]

ROGERSVILLE - Services for Ellis B. Williams, 82, Route 2, Rogersville, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Harmony Baptist Church west of Rogersville, with the Revs. Howard Blevins and Jesse Cunningham officiating. Burial was in Hazelwood Cemetery, Springfield under direction of Marsh of Rogersville. Mr. Williams died at 7:40 p.m. Monday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, after a long illness. A retired farmer, he was a member of Harmony Baptist Church, Surviving are three sons, Hansel and Johnny, both of Route 2, Rogersville, and Herbert of Route 1, Rogersville; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Frances Young, Marshfield, and Mrs. Bessie Mae Inman, Isabella; a sister, Mrs. Minnie Miller, Route 3, Rogersville; 22 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.

 

Williams, Elsie May (Epps) Harrington 8 Jul 1902 - 28 Jul 1998  CCH-N 5 Aug 1998

[Note: Daughter of Enoch Thomas & Lottie Mahala (  ) Epps; married ? Harrington; married ? Williams]

Elsie May Williams, age 96, of Sparta, died Tuesday, July 28, 1998, in Ozark Nursing and Care Center. She was born July 8, 1902, in Robinson, Kansas, and was the daughter of Enoch Thomas and Lottie Mahala Epps. Much of her life was spent in the Goodhope community. Before retirement Mrs. Williams worked as a cook. She was a member of the Sparta Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Harvey Harrington, and her second husband, Levi Williams. She was also preceded in death by seven brothers, Lester Bryon Epps, Robert Fredrick Epps, Harry Franklin Epps, Charles Vernon Epps, Enoch Harold Epps, Lawrence Pershing Epps, and an infant brother; and a sister, Flossie Marie Wilson. Survivors include: Two sons, Harvey Harrington, Jr., Buena Park, California, and Hoyle Harrington, Fresno, California; a brother Tom Epps, Clarkville, Tennessee; grandchildren; and niece and nephews. A funeral service was Friday, July 31, 1998, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Ray Cartwright officiating. Burial was Saturday in Hartford Cemetery, Hartford, Iowa.

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