Williams, Mollie C., d. 1988 - Williams, Wilson Eugene, d. 2008


Williams, Mollie C. (Lawson) 26 Jul 1906 - 16 Nov 1988 OH 24 Nov 1988

[Note: married Ross L. Williams 27 Oct 1908 - 12 Jun 1986]

Mollie Williams, 82, of Springfield, formerly of Ozark, died at 6:57 pm Nov 16 at Americana-Fremont Health Center, Springfield. Services for Mrs. Williams were held Nov 19 at the Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Tom Johnson officiating. Burial was in Hopedale Cemetery, Ozark. A native of Yale, OK, Mrs. Williams had resided in Ozark since 1945, and was a member of the Ozark Assembly of God Church. She moved to Springfield in 1984, where she was preceded in death by her husband, Ross, in 1986. Surviving are two sons, Neil Williams, Kansas City, and Ross L. Williams, St. Louis; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ica Sneed, Stillwater, OK and Mrs. Dixie Gregory, Paradise, CA; and several nieces and nephews.


Williams, Mollie E. (Pierce) 19 Dec 1908 - 25 Nov 1988 OH 1 Dec 1988

[Note: married Clive Williams]

Mollie E. Williams, 79 of Bradleyville, d Nov, 25 at Hillhaven Convalescent Center, Springfield. Services for Mrs. Williams were held Tuesday, Nov. 29 at the New Mansion Church in the Union Flat community, with the Rev. James "Hobo" Applegate officiating. Burial was in Patterson Cemetery Bradleyville, under the direction of Harris Funeral Home Ozark. Mrs, Williams was a lifelong resident of the Bradleyville community, and was a member of the New Mansion General Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her, husband; Clive, in 1965, by a son, Gene William, in 1975, and by a daughter, Virginia Pauline in infancy in 1935. She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Alta Whittaker, Flora Chapman, and Marsha Essary; and by five brothers, Clell Pierce, Earl Pierce, Riley Morgan, Elmer Morgan, and Frank Pierce. Her survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Juanita Shortt, Bradleyville; six grandchildren, Louise Stevens, Garrison, Robert Case, Bradleyville, Dennis Case, Ava, Michael Williams, Branson, Beverley Welch, Springfield, Dewayne Williams, Springfield: nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.


Williams, Myrtle K. (Warner) Brady 5 Mar 1892 - 5 Apr 1969    CCR 10 Apr 1969 p8

[Note: married John Brady; married Martin L. Williams  18 Sep 1889 - 16 May 1970]

Mrs. Myrtle K. Williams, 79, Ozark, died at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in her home. She was a member of the First Methodist Church in Pueblo, Colo. Survivors include her husband, Martin L.; a daughter, Mrs. Anita Haslip, Ozark; one granddaughter and one great grandson. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Harris Chapel with the Revs, Howard Blevins and Leo Kitchel officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery near Ozark.


Williams, Nathan Lee 28 Jan 2000 - 5 Feb 2000  CCH-N 9 Feb 2000

[Note: Son of Jennifer Lynn Richardson & Billy Joe Williams]

Nathan Lee Williams, 8 day old son of Jennifer Lynn Richardson and Billy Joe Williams of Nixa died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, in Cox Medical Center, South. He was born January 28, 2000. Survivors include: his parents; grandparents, Ralph and Stephanie Richardson, Billings, and Karen Davis, Sparta; great-grandparents, Daylon and Ellen Troutt, Billings, Ralph and Mary Richardson, Kirksville, Esther and Gordon Voight, and Mary Williams, all of Pleasant Hill, Mo., aunts and uncles, Cherie and Steve Oh, Springfield, Michael and Charrisa Richardson, and Lance Williams; and cousins, Tyler Oh, and Erica and Chance Williams. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 9, in Sparta Cemetery with Rev. Don Vernon officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.


Williams, Norman Eugene 29 Mar. 1929 – 9 Dec. 1997  CCH-N 17 Dec. 1997

[Note: Son of Leroy & Anna  (  ) Williams; married 12 Aug 1946 Bobbie Lee Watkins]

Norman Eugene Williams, age 68, of Bruner, died Tuesday, December 9, 1997, in his home. He was born March 29, 1929, in Douglas County. On August 12, 1946, he married Bobbie Lee Watkins. Mr. Williams retired from FASCO Industries in 1991. He loved to fish and was a member of the National Rifle Association. Survivors include his wife, Bobbie; his mother, Anna Jewell Williams; a son, Dennis Williams and his wife Debbie, Bruner, and their children, Terri Jo and Robby Williams; six daughters, Norma Stall and her husband, Ernest, Sparta, and their three children, Brandon, Sheree, and Kimberly, Jackie Williams, Della Carey and her husband, Cole, and their three children, Silver, Shantelle, and Amber, daughter Carolyn Williams, Ava, and her son, Bobby Stoneroad and his wife Meta; daughter Rita Sanders and her husband Ricky, Ava, and their children Danny and his wife Dondi Sanders; daughter Anita Goodman and her husband, Kenneth, Norwood, and their children Trixie Grisham and her husband, Rick, and their two children, Kyle and Mark Grisham, Randy Hampton and his two children, Austin Moore and Ethan Hampton; daughter Marcia Williams; daughter Janety Shaw and her husband, Robert and their children, Shane Thomas and Robby Shaw; four brothers, Loran Stillings, Clinton, Iowa, Oscar Ernest Williams, Parmar, Idaho, Anthony Wayne Williams, Fresno, Calif., and Leroy Williams Jr., Texas; four sisters, Eva Newlon, Violet Roark, Patricia Heidrick, and Joyce Moore, all of Springfield. He was preceded in death by his father, Leroy Williams Sr.; four sons; a daughter; two granddaughters; and a sister, Verba Griffin. Funeral services were Saturday, December 13, 1997, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Howard Swearengin officiating. Burial was in Union Chapel Cemetery.


Williams, Pauline (Fausett)  Hembree 26 Oct 1907 - 17 Aug 2008 SN-L 20 Aug 2008

[Note: Daughter of Bud & Susie (Compton) Fausett; married ? Hembree; married John Williams]

Pauline Hembree Williams, Reeds Spring, Mo., son of Bud and Susie (Compton) Fausett was born October 26, 1907, in Taney County, Mo., and departed this life August 17, 2008, in Ozark Riverview Manor at the age of 100. Survivors include, her husband, John Williams; one son, Don Hembree and wife Sharon of Ozark; one brother, Elvin Fausett of Reeds Spring; two sisters, Grace Johnson of Reeds Spring and Geneva Brumfield of Branson; daughter-in-law, Barbara Hembree of Kimberling City; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, August 21, 2008, in Stumpff Chapel-South, Kimberling City with Rodney McCann officiating with burial in Blue Eye Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospices of America.


Williams, Perry E., Dr. 6 Jan 1877 - 24 Dec 1939 CCR 28 Dec 1939 p1

[Note: Son of James J. & Martha J. (Nichols) Williams; married 1908 Elsie Plank; married 1928 Marie Flood]

Dr. P. E. Williams was born January 6, 1877, and departed this life December 24, 1939, at the age of 62 years, 11 months and 18 days. He was united in marriage to Elsie Plank in the year of 1908. There was born to this union three children, two girls and one boy, Fred Williams, Mrs. Daisy Shepherd and Mrs. Helen Saul all of California. He was alter united in marriage to Mildred Flood in the year 1928. To this union were born four children, three boys and one girl, Jackie, Junior, Jimmy and Betty Ann, Junior having preceded him in death. The other three of the home address. He professed a hope in Christ and untied with the Christian church at an early age. He is survived by his wife, three children, two brothers, Ernest of Ozark, Lon of Kansas City, and one sister, Mrs. Bertha Aven of Lawrence, KS. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Flood Chapel with Rev. Forbes officiating. Burial was in Flood cemetery under direction of Maples Funeral Home of Clever.


Williams, Quint C. 26 Mar 1859 - 21 Oct 1901 CCR 24 Oct 1901

[Note: Son of Robert H. & Emaline R. “Emma” (Bailey) Williams]

Card of Thanks

We can never repay our friends and neighbors for they sympathy and kindly assistance during the illness and death of Quint C. Williams, our beloved.   The Family


Williams, Quint C. 26 Mar 1859 - 21 Oct 1901 CCR 24 Oct 1901

Died, at his home in this city, Monday, Oct, 21, 1901, Q. C. Williams of typhoid fever, aged 42 years, 6 months and 25 days. Quint, as he was known by his many friends, was born on the old homestead south of town March 26, 1859. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Williams who were among the first settlers in this section. He left a wife, his mother and four brothers, Wm. , W. R., J. M. and L. B. and two sisters, Mrs. T. J. Gideon and Mrs. Blake Perry of Springfield, The funeral services were conducted at the residence Tuesday morning by Rev. W. P. Barrett of the M. E. church South, after which the remains were taken to the Oddfellows cemetery and laid to rest to await the last great day.


Williams, Rachel Magdalene (Glenn) 3 Oct 1857 - 6 May 1931 CCR 7 May 1931 p1

[Note: Daughter of William Alexander & Mary Magdalene (Collins) Glenn; married 29 Mar 1879 William Rice Williams 11 Aug 1852 - 10 Sep 1923; mother of Maurice H. Williams 22 Mar 1880 - 19 May 1903; Jessie Earl Williams ? - 1885; Bessie L. (Williams) Wray 12 Mar 1886 - 30 Dec 1969; Edith Williams 16 Jun 1891 - 13 Aug 1965; Maud S. (Williams) Maples 21 Aug 1894 - 12 Aug 1986]

Shortly before noon Wednesday Mrs. Rachael Williams, mother of Mrs. Bruce Maples, Mrs. John Wray, and Miss Bessie Williams, passed away quietly and rather unexpectedly. Although she had been ill for several months, she seemed much better Tuesday, but Wednesday morning death suddenly called. When we go to press no arrangements for the funeral and burial have been announced.


Williams, Rachel Magdalene (Glenn) 3 Oct 1857 - 6 May 1931 CCR 14 May 1931p8

Rachel Magdalene Glenn Williams was born Oct. 3, 1857, on the old Glenn homestead just below Riverdale. She departed this life May 6, 1931, aged 73 years, 7 months and 2 days. Her parents, Wm. A. Glenn and Magdalene Collins, came from Tennessee in 1855. Of a family of ten children, Rachel was the youngest and lived to see them all pass to the other live. Just at the beginning of the Civil War, she was bereft of both her parents. Most of her life after that was spent with her sister, Mary F. Yoachum. With the exception of a few years spent in Kansas, her entire life has been spent in Ozark, mostly at the old home in the south part of town. She as married on March 29, 1879, to William Rice Williams. To this union five children were born, Maurice H., who died in 1903; Jessie Earl, who passed away in 1885; Mrs. J.W. Wray, Miss Edith Williams and Mrs. Bruce C. Maples, who survive. Early in life she was converted and joined the church. For a number of years she has been a member of the Ozark Baptist church. Her life Ozark knows consistent daily Christian life. She leaves to mourn her departure the three daughter, five grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. But their loss is most surely her gain. The lonesome notes of the instrument swell, And the tolling, tolling bell Speaks to our soul a sad farewell. Mother, dear mother yes mother’s gone. Gone from earth’s sin and tears. From its toils, troubles and fears, From children, friends and home so dear. With Jesus and Angels to dwell Oh the tolling, tolling bell And broken sighs and anguish bell that death’s and choir is singing Singing the song she loved so well “Rock of Ages, Cleft for me, Let me hide myself in Thee.” While our hearts are broke and bleeding O’er the spoils death has won. We humbly bow our heads dear Lord, And say thy gracious will be done. --Contributed. Funeral services and burial were held Friday, May 7, with Rev. Vanover officiating at the service and B.C. Klepper at the burial which was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.


Williams, Raymond L. 4 Dec 1913 - 29 Aug 2001

[Note: Son of Roy & Edith (  ) Williams; married Esther Ethel Gooding 14 May 1914 - 28 Mar 2006]

Raymond L. Williams, 87, Nixa, passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2001 in his home. He was born December 4, 1913 in Drumright, Okla., the son of Roy and Edith Williams. He and Esther Ethel Gooding were married October 20, 1934. Mr. Williams was a store manager for J.C. Penney for 32 years, and owned Peer Hardware for 20 years. He was a member of Seminole Baptist Church in Springfield. Survivors include his wife Esther; three sons and their wives, Deane and Barbara Williams of Hot Springs Village, Ark., Don and Mary Williams of Nixa, Mo., and Dave and Patsy Williams of Brookline Station; nine grandchildren, Garry Williams, DeeAnna Williams, Scott Williams, Randy Williams, Jeanie O’Bryant, Janie Howard, Shaun Williams, Ray Wells Jr., and Julie Perciful; six great-grandchildren; and a brother, Dale Williams of Cushing, Okla. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph and Glenn Williams; and a grandson, Larry Williams. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 1, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Rev. Granville LaForge officiating. Burial will follow in Highlandville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Seminole Baptist Church.


Williams, Reggie 31 Aug 1907 - 7 Dec 1937 CCR 16 Dec 1937 p8

[Note: Son of William M. & Ida (Pruitt) Williams; married 21 Dec 1931 Elsie Cleo Iorg]

Reggie Williams was born near Ongo Aug. 31, 1907 and died at the age of 30 years, three months and seven days. He was the son of Will and Ida Williams. The mother preceded him in death. He leaves to mourn his departure the widow, Elise Williams, and a little daughter of the home at Elkhead, his father of Springfield, one brother and five sisters together with many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted Dec. 8 at 2 o’clock in the Elkhead church by Rev. Hamby of Ava with burial in the Harvill cemetery under the direction of the Sparta Undertaking Co., Rathbun & Chaffn.


Williams, Richard D. “Rick” 16 May 1960 - 10 Jan 2010 SN-L 13 Jan 2010

[Note: Son of Richard M. & Anna Margaret (  ) Williams; married 1988 Joyce]

Richard "Rick" Williams, age 49, of Nixa, completed his life journey suddenly in his home on Sunday morning January 10, 2010. Rick was born at Kirksville, Mo., to Richard and Anna Margaret. He was preceded in death by his loving mother and son Matt. Rick moved to Springfield in 1984, making his living in construction, he worked for Dykes Mill and Lumber, installing kitchen cabinets and wire shelving. Rick was a family man full of life, love and laughter. He was a charter member of Christian County F.O.E. 4262 and dual member of F.O.E. 3934 Springfield where he met and made many great friends. He enjoyed playing golf, watching Kansas City Chiefs football, and spending time with his family and friends. Rick lived his life to make people laugh. He leaves behind his father, Richard M. Williams of Nixa; his wife, Joyce, of 21 years; a daughter and son-in-law, Sara and Brad Eudy, U.S. Army stationed at Ft. Stewart, Ga.; aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends. A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, January 14, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time. Memorial contributions can be made to the Jessi Hardin Scholarship Memorial Fund, Christian County F.O.E. #4262, c/o M. Hayes, 212 Aven St., Nixa, MO 65714.


Williams, Richard E. 1950 - 20 Jan 2006 SN-L 1 Feb 2006

Mr. Richard E. Williams, 55, Ozark, passed away at 7 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30, 2006, in his home. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006, in the Welch Cemetery near Northview. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until service time Thursday, in Fraker Funeral Home, Marshfield.


Williams, Richard Earl 27 May 1950 - 30 Jan 2006 CCH-N 15 Feb 2006 & CCH-N 22 Feb 2006

[Note: Son of Roy & Pearl (McCaslin) Williams; married Virginia]

            Richard Earl Williams, son of Roy Williams and Pearl (McCaslin) Williams, was born May 27, 1950 in Seneca, Mo. And passed away at 7 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30, 2006, in his home in Ozark, at the age of 55 years, 8 months and 3 days. Richard was a butcher and a member of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Virginia; a son, Ricki Williams, Ozark; two daughters, Kimberly Edwards, state of Oklahoma and Tasha Williams, Ozark; four brothers, John Williams, Wheatland, Tommy Williams, Springfield, Gary Williams, Springfield, and Donnie Williams, Urbana; three sisters, Alice Tanner, Springfield, Mary Barnes, Stockton, Linda Russell, Sparta; and three grandchildren, Ricki, Brittany and Triston.

            If tomorrow starts without me, and I’m not there to see, If the sun should rise and find your eyes, all filled with tears for me; I wish so much you wouldn’t cry the way you did today, While thinking of the many things we didn’t get to say. I know how much you love me, ?As much as I love you. And each time that you think of me, I know you’ll miss me too; But when tomorrow starts without me, please try and understand, That an angel came and called my name, and took me by the hand, And said my place was ready, in Heaven far above. And that I’d have to leave behind all those I dearly love. But as I turned to walk away, a tear fell from my eye For all my life, I’d thought, I didn’t want to do. I had so much to live for, so much left yet to do. It seemed almost impossible, that I was leaving you. I thought of all the yesterdays, the good ones and the bad, I though of all that we had shared, and all the fun we had, If I could relive yesterday, just even for a while, I’d say good-bye and kiss you and maybe see you smile. But then I fully realized, that this could never be, For emptiness and memories, would take the place of me. And when I thought of worldly things I might miss come tomorrow, I thought of you and when I did, my heart was filled with sorrow. But when I walked through Heaven’s gates, I felt so much at home. When God looked down and smiles at me from his great golden throne, He said, “This is eternity and all I’ve promised you.” Today your life on earth is past, but here life starts anew. I promise no tomorrow, but today will always last, And since each day’s the same way. There’s no longing for the past. You’ve been so faithful, so trusting and so true, Though there were times you did some things you knew you shouldn’t do, But you have been forgiven, and now at last you’re free, So now won’t you come and take my hand and share my life with me? So when tomorrow starts without me. don’t think we’re far apart. For every time you think of me, I’m right here in your heart. Unknown

May God watch over you and your family, now and always. There is no right time to do the wrong thing . . . There is no wrong time to tell someone you care.


Williams, Richard Mathes “Matt” 12 Jun 1988 - 9 Dec 2008 AdamsFH & CCH-N 17 Dec 2008

[Note: Son of Richard & Joyce (Arndt) Williams]

Richard Mathes Williams, 20 of Nixa passed away December 9, 2008 in Springfield, MO. He was born June 12, 1988 the son of Richard and Joyce (Arndt) Williams. Richard was a 2006 graduate of Nixa High School. He loved sports - especially playing football for the Nixa High School Eagles. Richard enjoyed being outdoors and had special memories of float trips on the James River. Survivors include his parents, Richard and Joyce Williams, Nixa; a sister, Sara Linebaugh, U.S. Army Bamburg, Germany, his grandfather, Richard M. Williams, Nixa; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Richard was preceded in death by his other grandparents. Visitation will be from 12:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M. Monday, December 15, 2008 in Adams Funeral Home Nixa, with a memorial service to follow at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Danny Hartwell officiating. Burial will be in Smart Cemetery following the service.


Williams, Richard Mathes “Matt” 12 Jun 1988 - 9 Dec 2008  CCH-N 10 Dec 2008

Dec. 9 accidents claim two lives: Police urge drivers to slow down.

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A Nixa man and a Rogersville man were killed Dec. 9 in two separate two-vehicle accidents. Weather contributed to at least one of the crashes. Gary W. Beth, 49, of Rogersville, was pronounced dead on the scene of a two-vehicle accident that occurred at 2:10 p.m. on U.S. 160 Highway in Spokane, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The patrol said the accident occurred when a southbound 2000 Mitsubishi, driven by 24-year-old Nicholas T. Harig, Springfield, crossed the centerline and struck a northbound 2003 Chevrolet, driven by Beth, forcing it to travel off the roadway. Nicholas suffered serious injuries and was taken to Cox South Hospital in Springfield. Deputy Coroner Michael Ensign pronounced Beth dead at 3 p.m. Later on Dec. 9, a Greene County accident claimed the life of 20-year-old Richard M. Williams, of Nixa, according to Springfield Police Sgt. Tom Luellen. The accident occurred shortly before 5 p.m. on the 4500 block of West Kearney Street. Luellen said the accident occurred when Williams, driving westbound in a Ford Explorer, lost control on slick roads. "The Explorer began sliding, crossed the centerline and was impacted by a semi," Luellen said. he driver of the semi, whose name Luellen did not have access to, was not injured. Luellen said as the weather starts to worsen for the winter months, drivers need to be more cautious. "Slow down," he said. "Allow more time to get to your destination, pay attention to the weather reports and slow down."


Williams, Richard Mathes “Matt” 12 Jun 1988 - 9 Dec 2008 SN-L 14 Dec 2008

Richard Mathes "Matt" Williams, 20, of Nixa passed away December 9, 2008, in Springfield, Mo. He was born June 12, 1988, the son of Richard and Joyce (Arndt) Williams. Matt was a 2006 graduate of Nixa High School. He loved sports - especially playing football for the Nixa High School Eagles. Matt enjoyed being outdoors and had special memories of float trips on the James River. Survivors include his parents, Richard and Joyce Williams, Nixa; a sister, Sara Linebaugh, U.S. Army Bamburg, Germany; his grandfather, Richard M. Williams, Nixa; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Matt was preceded in death by his other grandparents. Visitation will be from 12 to 2 p.m. Monday, December 15, 2008, in Adams Funeral Home Nixa, with a memorial service to follow at 2 p.m., with Reverend Rick Flood officiating. Burial will be in Smart Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Jessie Harden Military Scholarship Fund, in care of Christian County Eagles #4262, 6293 N. 23rd Street, Ozark, MO 65721.


Williams, Robert Ernest 28 Aug 1883 - 27 Jul 1967    CCR 3 Aug 1967 p1

[Note: Son of James J. & Martha J. (Nichols) Williams; married Lillie M. Eutsler 29 Nov 1889 - 31 Oct 1942]

R. Ernest Williams, 83, Ozark, died at 7:55 p.m. on Thursday in the Springfield Baptist Hospital. A retired merchant, he was a member of the First Christian Church of Ozark. He is survived by his wife, Clara of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Agnes Schiffbauer, Wyandotte, Okla. and Mrs. Anna Jane McLean, Hawthorne, Calif.; three sons, George, Kansas City, Kan, Gene, Wichita, Kan, and Joe La Mirada, Calif.; one step-daughter, Mrs. Bessie Foster of Mountain View; 14 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Monday in Harris Chapel with Rev. Faust A. Matthews officiating and burial in Ozark Cemetery.


Williams, Robert Henry 27 Feb 1882 - 30 Oct 1969  CCR 6 Nov 1969 p8

[Note: Son of Preston & Marena (Geren) Williams; married Lillie; married Rilla B. Burkey 26 Mar 1893 - 27 May 1982]

Funeral services for Robert Henry Williams, 87, of Springfield, were at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the Cantrell Chapel, Billings, with burial in the Rose Hill Cemetery. A former resident of the Billings area, Mr. Williams died about 6 p.m. Thursday in Springfield Baptist Hospital. He was a retired carpenter and farmer. Survivors include his wife, Rilla; one daughter, Mrs. Salome Soden, Collinsville, Ill.; one son, Howard Williams, Springfield; one sister, Mrs. Emma Garbee, Springfield; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.


Williams, Robetta L. (Wright) 14 Feb 1915 - 17 Jan 1983  OH 20 Jan 1982 p5

[Note: married Herman Williams]

Services for Robetta L. Williams, 67, Springfield, were held Jan. 19 in Greenlawn Funeral Home North with the Rev. Charles Newhart officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Williams died Jan. 17 in St. John’s Regional Health Center after a long illness. Survivors include her husband, Herman; two daughters, Mrs. Delma McCauley and Mrs. Dorothy Mills, both of Nixa; three brothers, Kenneth Wright, Golden City, Luther Wright, Springfield and Hollis Wright, Louisville, Ill.; two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Vincent, Carthage and Mrs. Adelia Waller, York, Neb.; and five grandchildren.


Williams,  Rodney Neil 24 Feb 1955 - 2 Mar 2007 SN-L 4 Mar 2007 & CCH-N 7 Mar 2007

[Note: Son of Neil & Elaine (  ) Williams; married Kelly]

Rodney Neil Williams, age 52, of Branson, passed away in his home Friday, March 2, 2007. He was born February 24, 1955, and was a 1973 graduate of Ozark High School. He served his country in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Hawaii. Rodney graduated from Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg with degrees in Biology and Physical Education. He later received a master's degree in Industrial Safety Engineering. He was owner of WESCON, an environmental safety consultant company. As a land developer, he was building Grand Crux Landing on the Lake, a gated community of townhouses near Branson. Rodney was a Christian and had rededicated his life to the Lord two years ago. Survivors include his children, Stefanie Williams, Kansas City, Jennifer McAlister, and husband, Jake, Bakersfield, California, and Joshua Williams, and wife, Brittany, Bakersfield, California; five grandchildren, Tye Bohrer, Brody Berry, Devin McAlister, Blake Williams, and Paige Williams; his mother and step-father, Elaine and H.F. Dunn, Ozark, Missouri; his father, Neil Williams, and step-mother, Cherry, Pomme de Terre; his brother, Bradley Williams, and wife, Ann, Fargo, North Dakota; a sister, Rhonda Vickers, and husband, Daryl, Cape Coral, Florida; an uncle, Ross Williams, and wife, Joan; a niece, Brittany Purscell; three nephews, Phil and Titus Williams, and Gabe Purscell; the mother of his children, Kelly Kaufman; and his close friend, Lucy Williams. A grandchild, Luke McAlister preceded him in death. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rich Orrell, James Eakins, Darren Roten, Robert L. Johnson, and Wayne France speaking. Burial will follow in Selmore Cemetery, south of Ozark. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ozark High School Alumni Scholarship Fund, through Adams Funeral Home.


Williams,  Rodney Neil 24 Feb 1955 - 2 Mar 2007 SN-L 5 Mar 2007

Rodney N. Williams, age 52, a Branson area land developer passed away Friday in his home in Stone County. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will follow in Selmore Cemetery, south of Ozark. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Ozark Alumni Scholarship Fund, in care of the funeral home.


Williams, Roger Alan 24 Dec 1950 - 12 Apr 2009 SN-L 13 Apr 2009

[Note: Son of Jay C & Maxine (Johnson) Williams; married 1970 Zora]

Roger Williams, 58, Strafford, Mo., passed away Sunday, April 12, 2009, in St. John's Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2009, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will follow in Fannon Cemetery, south of Ava, Mo. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday evening, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark.


Williams, Roger Alan 24 Dec 1950 - 12 Apr 2009 CCH-N 22 Apr 2009 & CCH-N 29 Apr 2009

Roger Alan Williams, 58, of Strafford, passed away, April 12, 2009, in St. John’s Hospital surrounded by his wife and children. He was born Dec. 24, 1950, in Dumas, Texas the son of Jay C. and Maxine (Johnson) Williams.  Roger was a longtime resident and small business owner in Douglas County before moving to Strafford 10 years ago. He was a devoted Christian and strove daily to live a life that would be honoring to God.  He was a loving husband to his wife of 38 years, Zora, and a dedicated father to his five children. He found great joy in attending his children and grandchildren’s sporting events and spending time with his family and friends. Roger was a man full of life, laughter and a love for people. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Jackie and father, Jay C. Williams.  Roger is survived by his wife, Zora; five children, Ryan Alan Williams and wife Deana, of Springdale, Ark., Chad Michael Williams and wife Jona of Springfield, Zoe Elizabeth Williams and fiancé Brandon Riley of Abingdon, Md., Daniel Seth Williams and wife Whitney of Springfield, and Jonathan Woodrow Williams of Strafford; four grandchildren, Reece, Keaghan, Marissa and Talia Williams; his mother, Maxine Williams; his sister, Rina Daniel and husband Joe all of Nixa, one niece, one nephew, many other caring relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. April 14, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Gary Hay officiating. Burial followed in Fannon Cemetery, Ava. Visitation was held from 7 to 8 p.m. April 13, in the funeral home.


Williams, Rose Mary (Wiltz) Leonard 24 Jul 1939 - 1 Mar 2002  CCH-N 13 Mar 2002

[Note: Daughter of Albert & Allie (Devor) Wiltz; married first ? Leonard; married 3 May 1981 Robert E. "Bob" Williams]

Rose Mary Williams, age 62, of Nixa, died March 1, 2002, in Christian Health Care, Nixa. She was born July 24, 1939, in Seneca, Kan., the daughter of Albert and Allie (Devor) Wiltz. On May 3, 1981, she and Robert E. "Bob" Williams were married. She worked for the library of the University of Kansas Medical Center until 1985. Survivors included: Her husband, Bob; three children, Jeff Leonard, Notch, Sherry Meaders, Rockledge, Fla., and Steven Williams, Kansas City, Kan.; four grandchildren, Andrea Mathieu, Brennan Meaders, Bridget Bell and Courtney Williams; a great-grandchild, Ethan Bell; a brother, Robert Wiltz, Great Neck, N.J.; a sister, Connie Spellmeir, Home, Kan.; and seven nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held March 7 in Nixa Christian Church with Dr. Jack Barnes officiating. Interment will be at a later date in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield. Cremation was under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Memorial contributions may be made to benefit the Children's Work of the Nixa Christian Church.


Williams, Ross James 27 Oct 1908 - 12 Jun 1986 OH 19 Jun 1986 p4

[Note: Son of James Wiley & Kittie (Clements) Williams; married 27 Jan 1935 Mollie C. Lawson 26 Jul 1906 - 16 Nov 1986]

Services for Ross J. Williams, 77, Springfield, were held June 14 in Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev., Tom Johnson officiating. Burial was in Hopedale Cemetery. Mr. Williams died June 12 in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield, of natural causes. He was a former Ozark resident and was a heavy equipment operator, He had been a Presiding Judge for Christian County from 1948 until 1952. He moved to Springfield in 1984. Survivors include his wife, Mollie; two sons, Neil, Springfield, and Ross L., St. Louis; one brother, John Williams, Ava; three sisters, Esther Keith, Glenwood, Iowa, Virgie Robinett, Phillips, Texas, and Doris Lee, Buffalo; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.


Williams, Ruth Armildia (Holmes) 24 Oct 1913 - 10 Mar 2005 SN-L 12 Mar 2005

[Note: Daughter of William Noble & Lydia Armildia (Baker) Holmes; married Glenn Williams, Sr.]

Ruth Armildia Williams, age 91, of Ozark, passed away Thursday, March 10, 2005, in Ozark Nursing and Care Center. She was born October 24, 1913, in Indianapolis, Indiana, the daughter of William Noble Holmes and Lydia Armildia (Baker) Holmes. She was baptized at the age of 13 at the Bethany Christian Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ruth loved her family, and enjoyed music and crocheting. Survivors include four children, Glenn Williams Jr. and his wife, Sandra, Westminster, California, Cora Farley and her husband, Jim, Lampassass, Texas, Judith Farley, Nixa, and Anita Christian and her husband, Roger, Ozark; eight grandchildren, Ronald Williams, Suzan Yearwood, Richard Williams, James Farley Jr., Janet Estes, Dan Farley, Jason Hannum, and Brad Hannum; and five great-grandchildren, Cynthia, Corina, Stefanie, Scott and Nathan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Williams Sr. in 1992; four sisters, Lavina May Holmes, Irene Violet Hines, Ruby Effie Buckallew, and Carolina Adella Anderson; and her parents. A funeral service will be 5 p.m. Sunday, March 13, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will be in Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, California.

Williams, Sadie (Eden) 15 Oct 1902 - 15 May 1984 OH 24 May 1984 p10

Services for Sadie Williams, 81, Clever, were held May 18 at Meadors Chapel with James W. Savage officiating.  Burial was in Patterson Cemetery east of Battlefield. Mrs. Williams died May 15 at Springfield General Hospital after a long illness. She was a member of Independence Church of Christ. Survivors include two sons, Cecil and Eugene, both of Clever; three daughters, Mrs. Willard Little, Clever, Mrs. Virginia McClery, Orange Grove, Calif., and Mrs. Velma Forkey, Wymore, Neb.; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Leola Rodent, state of Nebraska; one stepson, Francis, Route 1, Billings; three brothers, Fred and Cornelius Eden, both of the state of Washington and Raymond Eden, the state of California; two sisters, Mrs. Viola Bush and Mrs. Doris Kock, both of the state of Nebraska; several grandchildren, step grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-step-grandchildren.


Williams, Samuel D. 26 Jul 1945 - 19 Jun 2005 SN-L 23 Jun 2005

[Note: Son of Loyal D. & Cleda J. (Carroll) Williams; married 15 Jan 1971 Judith K. Green 21 Aug 1944 - 16 Mar 2005]

Samuel D. Williams, 59, Rogersville, passed away in Manorcare Health Care Center, Springfield, at 2:10 p.m. Sunday, June 19, 2005, surrounded by his family. He was born July 26, 1945, in Springfield, the son of the late Loyal D. and Cleda J. (Carroll) Williams. He was united in marriage to Judith K. Green on January 15, 1971, in Rogersville. She preceded him in death on March 16, 2005. Sam was a member of Fordland Church of Christ. He was an avid woodworker having made many pieces of furniture and crafts. His petition had just been accepted into the Masonic Fraternity. He is survived by his son, Zachary, Springfield; three brothers, Dan Williams and wife, Cathy, Strafford, Gary Williams and wife, Beverly, Republic, and Randy Williams, Springfield; four sisters, Betty Thompson and husband, Lee, Nixa, Linda Girth and husband, Jerry, Billings, Sharen Dehn, Edmond, Wash., and Lisa Carroll and husband, Mike, Springfield; several nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 25, 2005, in J.D. Lee and Sons Funeral Home, at the corner of Highway 60 and Farm Road 223, west of Rogersville. Burial will follow in Holland Cemetery, Rogersville. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 24, 2005, in the funeral home. The family strongly request memorial donations to the Fairhaven Children's Home, Strafford, Mo., and/or The Children's Home, Inc. Paragould, Ark.


Williams, Sheb 22 Jan 1900 - 23 May 1979 OH 31 May 1979 p3

Sheb Williams, 79 of Springfield, died May 23 in the Cox Medical Center after a short illness. Funeral services were held last Friday in the Harris Chapel in Nixa with the Rev. Clell Wieneke officiating. Burial was in Springfield National Cemetery. Among those surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Mary Dunn of Nixa.


Williams, Shelt 3 Apr 1888 - 8 Oct 1948 CCR 14 Oct 1948

[Note: Son of  Wilson & Vina (Anders) Williams; married 22 Apr 1915 Maudie Cardwell - divorced; married Jan 1932 Annie Pearl (?) Richberg 1898 - ?; married Mary]

Shelt Williams, 61, died Oct. 8, 1948. He is survived by the wife, Mary Williams, of the home; one brother, Wilson Williams of Burner; four sisters, Mrs. Leona Stafford of Galena, Mrs. Nellie Brackenridge of Morgan, Calif., Mrs. Milinda Fry of Ava, Mo., and Mrs. Anna Fry of Mabton, Wash., and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 in the Chadwick Baptist church with the Rev. Tom Weter officiating. Burial was in the Chadwick cemetery under the direction of the Harris Funeral home.


Williams, Sherman Hansel “Snookie” 26 Feb 1915 - 16 Sep 2004 SN-L 19 Sep 2004

[Note: Son of Ellis B. & Margaret (Wilkerson) Williams; married Helena Agnes Hackston]

Sherman Hansel Williams was born Feb. 26, 1915, in Greene County, Mo., and passed away Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004, in Springfield, Mo. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helena Agnes Williams. Hansel lived his entire life in Rogersville, Mo. He loved the countryside and farming. He was also a first-time member of the Rogersville Saddle Club, and helped start the club. Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Stockton, Rogersville, and Sharon Montez, Springfield; one son, Jay Williams, Tennessee; one sister, Bessie Inman; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and other loving relatives and friends. Funeral services for Mr. Williams will be at 2 p.m. today, Sept. 19, 2004, in Preston-Marsh Funeral Home, Rogersville. Burial will be in Pembina Cemetery.


Williams, "Shug" died Jan 1905 CCR 5 Jan 1905

Too Much Fighting Whiskey

A Christmas evening shooting and cutting scrape took place at the dance in the western part of Douglas county and “Shug” Williams, a noted character in that part of the county, was shot in the neck by Charles Anderson and died. Young Denny was badly cut with a knife and will probably die. Bad whiskey was the cause.


Williams, Sylvia (Stewart) Givens 1903 - 8 Oct 1967  CCR 12 Oct 1967 p1

[Note: Daughter of Mark E. & Florence Elizabeth (Farthing) Stewart; married 13 Feb 1922 N. C. Givens

Mrs. Sylvia Williams, 64, of Route 2, Rogersville, became ill suddenly at her home and was dead on arrival at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield at 1:20 a.m. Sunday. A native of Christian County, Mrs. Williams was a member of Harmony Baptist church, three miles west of Rogersville. Surviving are her husband, Ellis; five sons, Floyd Givens, St. Joseph, Jack, Cameron, Earl Dean, Springfield, Bob San Antonio, Springfield, and Charles, Chillocothe; three daughters, Mrs. Carol Ann Hacker and Mrs. Imogene Wilson, both of Lebanon and Mrs. Georgia Day, Independence; five step-sons and three step-daughters. Also surviving are four brothers, Roma Stewart, Kansas City, Sherman, Bryant, and Orville, all of Springfield; a half-brother, Jack Gardner, of Rogersville; three sisters, Mrs. Katheryn Snodgrass, Lebanon, Mrs. Mildred Brauer and Mrs. Willie Tracy, both of Springfield; 24 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. Funeral services for Mrs. Williams were at 2 p.m. on Tuesday in the Harmony Baptist Church, three miles west of Rogersville, with Rev. Howard Long officiating, assisted by the Rev. Howard Blevins. Burial was in Hazelwood Cemetery in Springfield, under direction of Kelley-Ferrell-Marsh.


Williams Telly W. 12 Mar 1886 - 20 Dec 1963 CCR 25 Dec 1963

[Note: married Minnie E. Hutter 29 Apr 1898 - 10 Jun 1994]

Telly W. Williams, 77, of Billings, died at 2 a.m. Friday in St. John's Hospital, where he had been a patient for two days. Mr. Williams was a lifelong resident of Billings and surrounding communities. Survivors include his wife, Minnie, one brother, Oscar Williams, Neosho; three sisters, Mrs. Lanny Burkey, Billings, Mrs. Clemie Burkey, Clever, and Mrs. Betty Selby, Springfield. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Cantrell Chapel with the Rev. Robert Baker officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.


Williams, Trina Sue 1958 - 27 Jun 1968  CCR 4 Jul 1968 p8

[Note: Daughter of James H. & ? ( ) Williams; no legible tombstone in Richwoods Cemetery]

Funeral services for Trina Sue Williams, 9, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Williams, of Nixa were at 2 p.m. Saturday in Nixa First Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Bandy officiating. Burial was in Richwood Cemetery under direction of Harris. The child, a student at Nixa Grade School., died at 5:25 a.m. Thursday, June 27, in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield. A member of the family said she had been in ill health three years but died after an unexpected worsening of her condition. Surviving, besides the parents, are two sisters, Cynthia and Tammy, both of the home; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Blanche Williams, Springfield; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Piercy, Lebanon, and the paternal great grandmother, Mrs. Vada Yadon, Richland.


Williams, Troylynn “Lily” 31 Jan 1960 - 26 Aug 2010 CCH-N 15 Sep 2010

[Note: Daughter of ? & Belle (  ) ?; married Mile Williams; maiden name possibly Wilson, Oleson or Rutledge]

Troylynn “Lily” Williams was born on Jan. 31, 1960, and passed from the world on Aug, 26, 2010. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her mother, Belle Rutlegde, Ava, Mike Williams, Ashley (Williams) Thompson, Zachary Williams, all of Ozark.  Her brothers Pat Wilson and Todd Wilson, Liberty Kan., Keith Olsen, Phoenix Ariz., Kenny Olsen, Flagstaff Ariz., and Jerry Rutledge Springfield, and her granddaughters Nevaeh Faith Williams and Aven Rylee Thompson, Ozark.


Williams, Van , Sr., Rev. 1918 - 5 Aug 2006 SN-L 7 Aug 2006

[Note: married Juanita]

Reverend Van Williams, Sr., 88, of Ozark, died Saturday, August 5, 2006, in Chesterfield, Mo. Rev. Williams was born and raised in Mansfield and had pastored several churches in the area and was a brick mason as well. He had also lived in Bradleyville and Ava before moving to Ozark. He is survived by his wife, Juanita; three sons, Philip, Stephan and Van Jr. Williams; three daughters, Carol Merritt, Donna Green and Trudy Williams; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Holman-Howe Chapel, Mansfield, with burial to follow in the Mansfield Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time Wednesday.


Williams, Vina (Anders) 20 Mar 1865 - 10 Feb 1946  CCR 21 Feb 1946 p1

[Note: Daughter of William & Nellie (Childers) Anders; married 1881 Benjamin Welson Williams

Vina Anders Williams was born March 20, 1865, and passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Breckenridge in Elwood, Feb. 10, 1946. In 1881 she was united in marriage to Benjamin Welson Williams and to this marriage were born eight children. Her husband and one son preceded her in death. She professed faith in Christ at an early age and lived by His word throughout her lifetime. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Milton Fry of Ava, Mrs. Marion Stafford of Galena, Mrs. Claude Roberts of Chadwick, Mrs. Ralph Brumley of Maditon, Washington, and Mrs. Breckenridge; and two sons, Shelt Williams of Galena and Wilson Williams of Bruner. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon in the Union Chapel by Rev. Carr with burial in the chapel cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark.


Williams, Vina (Henry) 3 Mar 1867 - 23 Apr 1933 CCR 4 May 1933 p7

[Note: Daughter of Joseph & Martha (Miller) Henry; married Marion Williams]

Funerals services for Mrs. Vina Williams, aged 66, widow of Marion Williams of Stone county, who died suddenly Sunday afternoon, April 23, at the home of her son near Hurley, were held Wednesday, April 26, at 1 p.m. at the Primitive Baptist church in Hurley, conducted by Rev. Coon. Burial was made in the Masonic cemetery at Crane under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever. She is survived by eight children.


Williams, Viola Meldrum 21 Dec 1897 - 7 Apr 1984 OH 12 Apr 1984 p5

[Note: possibly daughter of Marshal & Margaret (Jones) Walker who had daughter Viola that age, but need to verify; married 14 Jan 1940 Roscoe Williams]

Services for Viola Williams, 86, Ozark, were held April 10, in Adams Funeral Chapel with Dr. Robert Shank officiating, Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Springfield. Mrs. Williams died April 7 in the home of a granddaughter, Connie Engle, 806 S. Cavalier, Springfield, after a short illness. Memorial contributions may be made to hospice of Southwest Missouri, 609 Cherry, Springfield, Mo. 65806


Williams, Ward L. 19 Feb 1921 - 11 Jun 1989  SN-L 12 Jun 1989

[Note: married Dorothy]

Ward L. Williams, 68, Rte. 4, Springfield, died at 8:20 a.m., Sunday in Cox Medical Center South after a long illness. A native of Hurley, he was a longtime resident of the Bois D’ Arc area and a member of Ash Grove Bible Baptist Church and Ash Grove Masonic Lodge No. 100 A.F. & A.M. He served on Ash Grove R-4 Board of Education for 13 years, and was a US Army veteran of World War II. He was a retired insurance agent with American Family Life Assurance, and was formerly employed by Trail mobile of Springfield for 16 years and Paul Mueller Co. for 3 years. He had also been a self-employed paint contractor. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Wayne West, and Joyce and Mark Daniel all of Rte. 4 Springfield; five grandchildren, Amber, Ashley and Abby West and Shane and Trevor Ward Daniel; three brothers, Bryon, Bois D’ Arc, George L., Ash Grove, and Truman, Rte. 7 Springfield; three sisters, Ruth Wisehart, Ash Grove, Alene Leigh, Bois D’ Arc, and Jessie Kensinger, Rogersville; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Wilson-Brim-Daniel Chapel, Ash Grove, with the Revs. Don Ivie, Richard Page, and Earl Smith officiating. Burial will be in Clear Creek Cemetery, Springfield. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. {Springfield {Mo} News and Leader June 12, 1989}. Contributed by Jamie Hubbert.


Williams, William Lee 15 Apr 1940 - 2 Sep 1992  SN-L 5 Sep 1992

William Lee Williams, 52, Springfield, died at 1 a.m. Wednesday in Meadowbrook Manor. He was a former bus company ticket agent. He is survived by five daughters, Connie Williams and Sherrie Blackeywell, both of Wichita Kansas; Linda Givens, Columbia, Amanda Williams, Springfield and Summer Hickenlively, Monett; four sons, Craig Williams, Thomas Williams and Tony Williams, all of Springfield, and Jay Hickenlively, Monett; and a sister, Vivian Fleming, St. Louis. Services will be at 2 p.m. today in Pitts Chapel United Methodist Church, 600 N. Benton, with the Rev. Michael Blackwell officiating. Burial will be in Manley Cemetery under direction of Walnut Lawn Degraffenreid –Wood Funeral Home. Springfield News-Leader, September 5, 1992.


Williams, William Lewis “Bill” 31 Mar 1921 - 1 Nov 1985 OH 7 Nov 1985 p5

[Note: Son of James Harvey & Hattie (Epps) Williams; father 1 Nov 1887 - 15 Jan 1940 died in Christian County and buried in White Oak Cemetery near Rogersville]

Services for William L. “Bill” Williams, 64, Sparta, were held Nov. 3 in Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. James “Hobo” Applegate officiating. Burial was in Linden Cemetery. Mr. Williams died Nov. 1 in Cox Medical Center, North, Springfield., A longtime California resident, he was a logger for Arcata Redwood Co., Arcata. He moved to Sparta six months ago. Survivors include a stepson, Danny Manning, Redding, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Anna Welch, Springfield; seven step grandchildren; five step great grandchildren; and five sisters, Carrie Gilmore, Sparta, Eula Perkins, Payette, Idaho, Agnes Hacker and Dorothy Creson, both of Peoria, Ill., and Betty Kerby, Springfield.


Williams, William Rice 11 Aug 1852 - 10 Sep 1923 CCR 21 Sep 1923 p1

[Note: Son of Robert H. & Emmaline R. “Emma” (Bailey) Williams; married Rachel Magdalene Glenn 3 Oct 1857 - 6 May 1931]

W. R. Williams, aged 71 years, 1 month and 5 days, died at his home in Ozark Sunday night, September 16, 1923, after a lingering illness extending over a period of six months, though in poor heath for three years. Funeral services were held in the Ozark Baptist church at 2:00 o’clock Tuesday conducted by Revs. W. T. Vanover and J. W. Alexander, former pastors of the Ozark church of which Mr. Williams had long been a member. Interment was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery under the direction of T. B. Chaffin of the Ozark Undertaking Company. Deceased leaves the widow and three daughters, Mrs. Bessie Wray of Ozark, Miss Edith Williams, a teacher in the Oklahoma City school,. But who was present at the time of his death, and Mrs. Perry of Springfield, and two brothers, J. M. Williams and L. B. Williams of Ozark, besides nieces and nephews. Out of town relatives and friends attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Waldo Gideon, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Gideon, Mrs. C. A. Hubbard, Mrs. Dell Mcveigh, Mrs. T. J. Gideon and Rev. Alexander, all of Springfield, Dr. and Mrs. C. E. pierce of republic and Rev. Vanover of Kansas City


Williams, William Rice 11 Aug 1852 - 10 Sep 1923 CCR 21 Sep 1923 p1

Card of Thanks

We desire to express our thanks and appreciation to our many friends for their kindnesses and sympathy during the long illness and death of our beloved husband and father, W. R. Williams.

Mrs. Rachael Williams  Mr. and Mrs. Jno. W. Wray  Miss Edith Williams   Mr. and Mrs. Bruce C. Maples


Williams, William W. 1915 - 1 Jul 1977 OH 7 Jul 1977 p2

[Note: married Delta]

William W. Williams, 62, 2166 North Kellett, died at 11:40 a.m. Friday at the Missouri State Chest Hospital in Mt. Vernon after a long illness. He had been a Springfield resident 33 years after moving from Polk County. He was a retired Frisco Railway employee and a member of the High Street Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Delta; three sons, Bill, 3105 North Howard, Tom of the home and Harold, 502 West Lynn; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Reaves, Route 1, Ozark and Mrs. Marie Armstrong, 3212 South Dayton; two brothers, Paul Williams, Springfield and Leon Williams, Brighton; six sisters, Mrs. Velma Tummons, Springfield, Mrs. Pearl Tummons, Golden City, Mrs. Eva Talent, Creston, Iowa., Mrs. Ora Watts, Ponca City, Okla., Mrs. Mary Glass, Springfield and Mrs. Allie Wilson, Bolivar and two grandchildren.


Williams, Wilson Eugene 1940 - Feb 2008 SN-L 20 Feb 2008

[Note: Son of Carl & Bonnie (Fitzgerald) Williams; married Julene]

Wilson Eugene Williams, the son of Carl Williams and Bonnie Williams (Fitzgerald), passed away in his home in Springfield, Mo., at the age of 67 years, 9 months and 11 days. Wilson was a retired auto mechanic and lived in Springfield, Mo., for 12 years after moving from Ava, Mo. He loved to "play cars", going to eat at Ryan's, gambling and teasing his grand kids. Wilson ran several game rooms for many years in Ava, Miller, Ozark, Seymour and Gainesville. He is preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Angela Williams; and a brother Norman Williams. Wilson is survived by his former wife, Julane Williams of Ava, Mo., and their daughter, Cindy Luttrull of Springfield, Mo.; daughters, Joyce, Shawna and Belinda Herrell of the home; two sisters, Roberta Hadeen of Sparta, Mo. and Dessie Ludwig of Ava, Mo.; five grandchildren and numerous other family and friends. A Services will be held on Friday February 22, 2008, at 2 p.m., in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home; Ava, Mo., with the Rev. Joe Lafferty officiating. Internment will follow in the Smith Chapel Cemetery in Ozark County. A visitation is scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m., on Thursday. Memorial donations can be made to the Humane Society or the Ronald McDonald House. Online condolences may be made at www.clinkingbeardfuneralhome.com.

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