James Williams of Bluford Dies at Age 89 Years
James Williams, 89, of Bluford, died at 3:40 a.m. today at the Good
Mr. Williams was a retired farmer.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday at the Pulley Funeral
Chapel with the Rev. Bird Green officiating. Burial will be in East
Hickory Hill cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the Pulley Funeral Home, where friends
may call after 2:00 p.m. Sunday.
Mr. Williams was born April 10, 1872, in Bluford, the son of James and
Sarah (Moore) Williams.
He was married to Bertha Chesier, who preceded him in death in 1956.
Other survivors include a son, Harold E. Williams of Bismarck, N.D.;
three daughters, Mrs. Grace Brookman of Rockford, Ill., Ruth Reece and
Myrtle Highsmith, both of Mt. Vernon; one brother, Runyon Williams of
Bluford; one sister, Mrs. Lulu Jones of Mt. Vernon; 14 grandchildren
and 23 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Williams was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two daughters,
two sons, two brothers and two sisters.
**Note from Sandy:
My grandmother wrote in the margin the date "July 1, 1961"
Source: Newspaper clipping from my grandmother
Date: 1 Jul 1961
Submitted by: Sandy (Whalen) Bauer
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