2006-11-29 / Obituaries

Bessie Mae Williams

Bessie Mae Williams, 72, of Blakely died Nov. 17, 2006.

Ms. Williams was born Nov. 27, 1934, to the late Alex Smith Sr. and Emma Brown.

She was preceded in death by her stepmother, Idel Smith; and two brothers, Eddie Smith and John T. Smith.

Survivors include a son, Virgil Williams of Blakely; three daughters, Emma Williams, Janice Wimberly and husband Shelly, and Melinda Cook and husband James, all of Blakely; two brothers, Willie D. Smith of Charlottesville, Va., and Alex Smith Jr. and wife Dorothy of Blakely; a sister, Lois Conley of Blakely; and 14 grandchildren.

Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 25, 2006, at 2 p.m. at Community Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Alveta Butler officiating. Interment followed in Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Eddie Cook, Eugene Cook, Vincent Cook, Charlie Gilbert, L.C. Smith and Laracus Williams.

Honorary pallbearers were Robert Batten Eddie Carter, Willie Carter, Michael Often and Edward Salter.

Community Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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