Selected Webster County Obituaries
Surnames Williams to Williamson
The Providence Journal-Enterprise
1948 - 1961
Amos B. WILLIAMS, 72, of Nashville, Tenn., formerly of Providence, died Saturday in a Nashville hospital. He had been in ill health for several months. Mr. Williams, a railway mail clerk, was born and reared in Providence. He was the son of pioneer residents Haywood and Sallie Williams and was the last member of that family. He left here about forty years ago. He was a member of the Presbyterian church and Elks lodge. Surviving are the wife, Armpie, nieces and nephews. The body was brought Sunday to Melton Funeral Home, where funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, with the Rev. Benjamin CONNAWAY officiating. Burial was in Big Hill cemetery.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, April 21, 1955.
C.L. WILLIAMS, 67, native of Providence and son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Burl Williams, died Saturday afternoon in a hospital in Athens, Tenn., after a long illness. Mr. Williams went to Athens in 1901 as manager of the Southern Bell Telephone Company and later became district manager of the company, being in its service 20 years. He was manager of the Athens Ice and Cold Storage Company and Ingleside Water Works several years, was one of the organizers and directors of the Athens Plow Company and Athens Stove Works and was manager of the stove works 10 years. For the past ten years he owned and operated Tennessee Motor Company, was chairman of the board of public utilities, a director of the First National Bank in Athens, and a director of the Samuel Stamping and Enameling Company of Chattanooga. He was a member of Keith Memorial Methodist church. Survivors are the wife, the former Miss Nola KENNEDY, to whom he was married in 1905; two daughters, Mrs. W.E. FOREE and Miss Emma Sue Williams; and two grandchildren, all of Athens; four sisters, Mrs. C.J. MIEDREICH, Providence, Mrs. Eva GUGENHEIM and Miss Nell Williams of Marion, and Mrs. Karl FERGUSON of Miami, Fla.; and one brother, K.B. Williams, Providence. Funeral services were held in the home in Athens at 4 p.m. Monday, and burial was in Cedar Grove cemetery there. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, May 9, 1946.
Pfc. Carl "Cooney" WILLIAMS, 24, died in France on June 12 of wounds received in action on that day, according to a
message to his wife, the former Reba COLE of Providence, who has been living in Harrisburg, Ill. Pfc. Williams was in the
382 Glider Infantry and had been overseas seventeen months. He landed in France ahead of the invasion. He had been in
service over two and a half years, having received training at Camp Claiborne, La., and Ft. Bragg, N.C. Surviving are his
wife, Mrs. Reba Williams; his mother, Mrs. Mattie Williams and three brothers, Clarence Williams, Charlie DUNCAN and
Wade Duncan, and one sister, Mrs. Margie NELSON, all of Harrisburg, Ill.; his father David R. Williams, Providence route 1;
and three brothers James David Williams, Daniel Douglas Williams, and Jerry Wayne Williams, all of Providence.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday,September 28, 1944.Compiler's note: The above obituary is copied as it was written, with additional brothers listed toward the end of the obituary.
Eddie WILLIAMS, 65, died at 3 p.m. Saturday in his home near Dixon. A foster daughter, Mrs. Elmo HILLERICH, of Louisville, is the only survivor. Funeral services were conducted at Fairview church at 2 p.m. Sunday, with Judge W.D. WHITLEDGE officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, May 8, 1947.
Elzie WILLIAMS, 55, died at 9:35 p.m. Saturday in his home on East Main following a long illness. He had been a coal miner for some time. Survivors are the wife, Eula; three sons, Grady, in the Navy in California awaiting shipment, James Robert, in the Navy in the Pacific, and Rudell, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Howard DENNY, Eldorado, Ill., and Miss Macy Williams, Chicago, Ill; three brothers, Berry, of Middletown, Ohio, Monroe and Lane Williams of Dover, Tenn.; and four sisters, Mrs. Alonzo WALLACE and Mrs. Lila LEE, Middletown, Ohio, Mrs. Vince PAGE and Mrs. Tom VICK, Dover, Tenn. Funeral services were conducted at the home at 9 a.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. W.M. FRISBY and the Rev. C.W. DUFFER officiating. The body was taken to Dover, Tenn., where a service was held at 2 p.m. and burial was in Williams cemetery there. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, December 27, 1945.
Mrs. Flora L. WILLIAMS, 59, near Dixon, died Sunday afternoon in an Evansville hospital after a week's illness. Surviving are the husband, Daniel Williams; a daughter, Mrs. Imogene HULSEY, Dixon; three sons, Carl, Marvin and Charles, all of Madisonville; four brothers, Noah JONES, of Nebo, John Jones, of Slaughters, Pete Jones, of Henderson, and Tilford Jones, of Evansville; and three sisters, Miss Belle Jones and Mrs. Roland JOHNSON, of Slaughters, and Mrs. W.T. CATES, Madisonville. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Mt. Pleasant church. The Rev. W.W. OAKLEY of Poole, officiated and burial was in the church cemetery.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, September 25, 1947.
Fred Kendall WILLIAMS, 69, Slaughters route 3, died at his home at 4:30 a.m. Monday. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Bertha Williams; two sons, Basil of Mishawaka, Ind., and Curtis, of Evansville; three daughters, Mrs. Ora SIZEMORE, Slaughters route 3; Mrs. Howard HOOSE, Osceola, Ind., and Mrs. Walter HARTFORD, Evansville; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. H. D. CHANDLER, Chandler, Ind. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church of which Mr. Williams was a member. The Rev. H.E. Hartford, Slaughters, officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, Novemer 3, 1955.
James Franklin WILLIAMS, 73, former Webster county resident, died at 11 p.m. Monday at his home in Henderson. Survivors are the wife, Tallie; two daughters, Edith Jane, at home, and Mrs. Jonah TAPP; four sons, Simon, Kenneth, Maurice, and Clinton; six grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Buel BRANSON; four half-sisters, Mrs. Ed BUMPUS, of Dixon, Mrs. Jewin HALL, Mrs. Mattie RIDEOUT, and Mrs. Joe FULCHER, of Henderson; six brothers, T.T. and George, of Henderson, Lee, Virgil, Roy and Guy, of Poole; and a half-brother, Robert, of Evansville. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the General Baptist church in Poole, with the Rev. W.W. OAKLEY officiating. Burial was in Shady Grove cemetery, Poole.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, April 4, 1949.
James Howard WILLIAMS, 71, Slaughters Route 3, died at 11:30 p.m. Friday at his home. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Bertha Williams; daughter, Mrs. Harry ASHBY, Slaughters Route 3; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother, Gus Williams, Slaughters, Route 3; and two sisters, Mrs. Luther BYRUM and Mrs. Charles BROOKS, Sebree Route 3. Funeral services were held at 2p.m. Sunday at Slaughters Methodist Church, of which he was a member. The pastor, the Rev. A.N. YANCEY, officiated. Burial was in Slaughters cemetery.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, March 17, 1955.
Mrs. Janey WILLIAMS, 60, of Providence, died at 8:30 a.m. Thursday in an Evansville hospital following a cerebral hemorrhage suffered sixteen hours earlier. She had been a member of the Church of God since 1935. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Luella LEVI, Evansville; two sons, J.B. STONE and John R. Williams, Providence; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Melton Funeral Home, with the Rev. Hubert MATHENY officiating. Burial was in Big Hill cemetery. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, November 30, 1950.
Joe WILLIAMS, 82, farmer of the Mt. Pleasant country, near Slaughters,
died last Thursday following several days' illness of pneumonia. He
had been in ill health for several years. He lived with his sister,
Miss Margaret Williams, and brother, T.P. Williams. Other survivors
are two half-brothers, Louis Williams, Slaughters, and Garner
Williams, Charleston, W. Va. Funeral services were held at the Mt.
Pleasant Methodist church at 1 p.m. Saturday, the Rev. J.E. HARTFORD
of Hanson, officiating. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant cemetery.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, December 17, 1942.
Lafayette B. WILLIAMS, 83, died at 10:30 p.m. Thursday in his home at Slaughters following several months' illness. He was a native of Webster county and spend most of his life in the Slaughters community. Surviving are the widow, Macie Frances; three daughters, Mrs. Percy DUNN of Haywood, Minn., Mrs. Edward CARLISLE of Madisonville, and Mrs. Albert HARDING of Evansville; a brother, Fred Williams of Slaughters; a sister, Mrs. Bud CHANDLER of Indianapolis, Ind.; eight grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Baptist Church in Slaughters, of which he was a member, with the Rev. Wilbur COLLINS officiating. Burial was in Slaughters cemetery.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, August 6, 1953. Compiler's note: Webster County records list the marriage of L.B. Williams to Macy Wilson 11 Nov 1896.
Lewis WILLIAMS, 71, farmer who lived between Dixon and Slaughters, died at 6:50 p.m. Wednesday of last week in Methodist Hospital in Henderson following a long illness. Surviving are a son, Thurman Lee of Jacksonville, Fla.; a sister, Miss Margaret Williams of Slaughters; two brothers, T.P. Williams of Slaughters and Garner Williams of Charleston, W. Va.; a half-brother, Charles SPRINGFIELD of Clay; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday at Mt. Pleasant Church, with the Rev. T.H. PICKERILL of Slaughters officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, May 13, 1954.
Mrs. Lizzie WILLIAMS, 76, of Clay, died at midnight Thursday night in the Morganfield Rest Home following a long illness. She was the
widow of Sam Williams. Surviving are a brother, Rufus VAUGHN of Clay, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were
held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Franklin and Edwards Funeral Home in Clay, with the Rev. James F. OERTWIG, pastor of Clay First
Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, April 3, 1958.
Martin WILLIAMS, 78, retired timberman, died at 6 a.m. Thursday at his home on Baptist Hill in Providence. Surviving are the wife, Elizabeth; a sister, Mrs. Will FRANKS, Marion; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the home with the Rev. Edd OAKLEY officiating. Burial was in Lakewood Cemetery. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, February 9, 1950.
Mrs. Susan E. WILLIAMS, 78, sister of Miss Kattye ORR and well known in Providence, died Friday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Herbert MATHIS, in Raleigh, Ill. Mrs. Williams, daughter of the late Senator J.W. Orr and Eleanor B. Orr, was born July 14, 1867 in Crittenden county. She was married Aug. 14, 1884 to Henry E. Williams who died several years ago. Survivors are six children, J.W. Williams, Nason, Ill., Robert L. Williams, Belleville, Ill.; Charles F. Williams, Grayville, Ill.; F.C. Williams, Mrs. Tom TEAGUE and Mrs. Susie MATHIS of Raleigh, Ill.; thirteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, John K. Orr, Indianapolis, Ind.; and two sisters, Miss Kattye Orr, Providence, and Mrs. Cordelia KUYKENDALL, Clay. Funeral and burial were in Raleigh.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, February 14, 1946.
Sylvester Haywood WILLIAMS, 55, former Providence resident, died at 1
o'clock this morning, Wednesday, in his home in Shelbyville following
an illness of three weeks of a heart ailment. Mr. Williams had lived
in Shelbyville the past three years, and was construction foreman for
the Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company. He had been an
employee of that company for thirty-four years, and had worked in
several Kentucky towns. Prior to that time, he was employed by the
Independent Telephone Company here. Mr. Williams was born and reared
here, and was a son of the late Emma and H. Burl Williams. Survivors
are his wife, the former Miss Pearl HIGGINS; a daughter, Mrs. Bill
WALLACE; a grandson, Billy Wallace, all of Shelbyville; four sisters,
Mrs. Charles J. MIEDREICH, Providence; Mrs. Sam GUGENHEIM and Miss
Nell Williams, Marion; and Mrs. H.K. FERGUSON, Miami, Fla.; and two
brothers, K.B., of Providence, and Clarence Williams, Athens, Tenn.
Funeral services will be held in Shelbyville at 10 a.m. Friday, with
burial in a cemetery there. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday,
November 27, 1941.
Wanda Sophia WILLIAMS, 3-weeks-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Williams of Evansville, formerly of Clay, died at 11 p.m. Tuesday, September 7, in an Evansville hospital. Survivors besides the parents are three sisters, Betty Jean, Mary Margaret and Linda Mae; two brothers, James Walter and Robert Earl, all at home; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Williams of Evansville and Eldon HENDERSON, near Clay. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Slover church, with the Rev. Ray DORRIS of Clay officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, September 16, 1954.
Two men and a woman, all from Providence, were found dead at 8 a.m. Monday in an automobile near Richland in Hopkins county. The three, Floyd WILLIAMSON, 37, George Monroe HILL, 33, and Madeline RAY, 30, were killed by carbon monoxide fumes escaping from the exhaust of the car, according to the verdict of inquests conducted by Hopkins County Coroner William L. BARNETT. When the bodies were found the engine had exhausted its fuel supply and had stopped. A little brown dog also was found dead in the car. The car was found partly off the highway in a ditch. It was estimated that the occupants had been dead several hours when found. Coroner Barnett said it was believed they left the car engine running to keep warm. The carbon monoxide fumes were almost overpowering when it was opened for removal of the bodies. Miss Ray, a former wife of Williamson, is survived by her father, Elbert Ray, Providence; three children by an earlier marriage, Betty Kathryn PHELPS, Madisonville, William Ray and James R. Phelps, Providence; and a sister, Mrs. Strother GENTRY, Providence. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the home of Mrs. Gentry with the Rev. William CUNNINGHAM of Madisonville officiating, and burial was in Lakeview cemetery. Hill is survived by the wife, Louise; two sons, Richard and Lloyd; three daughters, Kathryn, Mary, and Shirley Fay; his mother, Mrs. Annie Hill, Providence; a sister, Mrs. Pearl Ray, Providence; and two brothers, Walter, Indianapolis, Ind., and Virgil Hill, Providence. Two brothers, James Hill and Baxter Hill, were killed in action in World War II. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the home, with the Rev. Henry McELROY of Madisonville officiating and burial was in Lakeview cemetery. Williamson is survived by two brothers, Carl Williamson, Dawson Springs, and Ewing Williamson, Alton, Ill. A brother, Virgil Williamson, was killed here last September. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Holiness church at Ilsley in Hopkins county, with the Rev. Eddie RUSSELL officiating, and burial was in Ilsley cemetery. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, February 14, 1946.