Edna Pauline Williams
Mrs. Edna Pauline Williams, 68, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2003 at a local hospital. She was a native of Eliska and had spent most of her life in Uriah. She was a private duty nurse and attended First Baptist Church of Uriah. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl W. "Buddy" Williams; her parents, Ed Lee and Essie Mae Welch and two sisters, Alice Freeman and Ima Jean Pierce.
She is survived by five sons, Albert Williams, Wayne Williams, Rusty Williams and Cecil Williams, all of Uriah and Carl Ray Williams of Salt Lake City, Utah; a daughter, Peggy Williams of Uriah; a brother, Jesse Floyd Welch of Gulfport, Miss.; two sisters, Annie Mae Hollinger of Uriah and Marie Welch of Oakland, Calif.; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 18, at 2:30 p.m. at the Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Don Barnes, Rev. Bruce Chapman and Rev. John Sparks officiating. Burial followed at Uriah Cemetery with Eastside Chapel Funeral Home directing. Pallbearers were Bobby Freeman, Ray House, Archie Covington, Eugene Garrett, Mark Boone and Ricky Taylor. Honorary pallbearers were D.J. Gorum, Richard Drew, Joey Barter, Melvin Hetzel and Randy Lucus.