Lamar Alford Williams

Published 6:00 am Friday, February 22, 2008

Lamar Alford Williams, 81, of Bogue Chitto, died Feb. 21, 2008,at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23 atJones Family Funeral Services in McComb, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb.24, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Bogue Chitto until servicesthere at 3 p.m. The Revs. Talmadge Smith, Floyd Higginbotham andLarry Russell will officiate. Burial will be in the Moak Cemeteryon Shady Grove Drive in Bogue Chitto.

Mr. Williams was born March 6, 1926, to Robert Zebulon and OraEmoline Brown Williams, of Summit. He was a member and deacon ofPleasant Hill Baptist Church in Bogue Chitto. He was a prototypetechnician of aluminum doors and windows with Croft Metals for 22years. He was also a carpenter and farmer, but most of all he willbe remembered as a wonderful and loving husband, father,grandfather, and great-grandfather. He loved life, story-telling,music, and singing.

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Mr. Williams was preceded in death by his parents and twobrothers, Walter Ruff and the Rev. Robert Clifton Williams.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Dorothy Jordan Williams;his daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Keith Guy and Janella andCliff Moak, all of Bogue Chitto; his grandchildren, Laurie GuyThompson and husband Mark, of Ridgeland, Anthony Guy and StuartGuy, of Bogue Chitto; Rebecca Moak Thompson and husband Casey, ofByram; Alisha Moak Cichirillo and husband Steven, of Brandon; andhis great-grandchildren, Logan and Emma Thompson, of Ridgeland. Heis also survived by his brothers and their wives, James Brown andJeanette Williams, of Bogue Chitto, and Mike Conner and CleoWilliams, of McComb, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are nephews and great-nephews: Byron Williams,Robert Williams, Thomas Williams, Cliff VanNorman, Brad VanNorman,Jason Russell, Jonathan Williams and Stephen Russell.

Honorary pallbearers are Gene VanNorman, Pat McCullough, GlenMcCullough, Jean Kurykendall and Lamar Kurykendall.