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Paul Williams

Paul  Williams, 83, of 403 W. Church St., Benton, died at 5 p.m. Sunday in 
Franklin  Hospital, Benton. He was born Feb. 3, 1890, in Jefferson County, to T. 
P. and  Tennessee Elizabeth Kelly Williams. Mr. Williams worked as a lumber 
yard  attendant for 39 years in Benton. He was a member of the First United 
Methodist  Church, Benton. Mr. Williams is survived by his wife, the former Ada 
Stanfield;  three sons, Kenneth Williams, Ballwin, Mo., Wendell and Charles, 
both of Benton;  a daughter, Jeanne Havens, Elkville; a sister, Rella Rea, 
Glendale, Calif.;  eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral 
services will be at  2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the First United Methodist Church, 
Benton, The Rev. Earl  Dickey and the Rev. H. V. Knight will officiate. burial will 
be in the Masonic  and Odd Fellows Cemetery, Benton. Friends may call at the 
Mitchell Funeral Home,  Benton, after 5 p.m. today.  

Source: The Southern Illinoisan
Date: Monday, September 17, 1973
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman

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