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Loraine Belle (Berry) Williams, 103, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2009, in a Bellville nursing facility.

The daughter of Joseph and Ada (Hare) Berry, she was born Aug. 5, 1905, in Hext, Okla., where she grew up and attended school. 

 On June 24, 1928, Loraine married E.J. Williams.

Loraine and E.J. made their home in Amarillo where E.J. was employed by Furr Foods.  A year later, they moved to White Deere and bought the M System Store which together they owned and operated for 34 years.  After their retirement, they returned to Amarillo.  E.J. preceded Loraine in death in 1981.

 Loraine is survived by her daughter  Sue Housley of Bellville; and her 2 grandchildren  Todd Housley and Teri Housley, both of Austin.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband.

 A graveside dervice was held at 3 p.m., Monday, May 18, 2009, in the Llano Cemetery in Amarillo.

Friends who wish may make memorial gifts in Mrs. Williamsí name to the: White Deere United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 835, White Deere, Texas 79097.

 Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Schmidt Funeral Home in Bellville.

Posted by Joy Neely


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