W. C. “Buddy” Williams , 80, passed away today, May 7, 2015 at his residence, 305 S. Central Ave. Blakely, Ga. 39823. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 11 AM at the Southside Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Blakely Cemetery. Rev. Robert Mitchell officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday evening from 6-8 PM.
Serving as pallbearers will be his nephews: Gary Mote, Casey Kimbrell, Charles Middleton, Dennis Gilbert, Erle Williams, Ken Roberts, Alan Darley, Steve Middleton, Bob Middleton, David Williams, Jr. and Jimmy Fowler. Honorary pallbearer will be James Lee.
Mr. Williams was born August 17, 1934 in Blakely, Ga. to the late Thomas Hull Williams and Eula Lee Jenkins Williams. He retired as an overseer (34 Years) for Singletary Farms. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church. Other than his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters and brother-in-law: Thelma and Charles Gilbert and Mabel Williams Middleton, a brother: David Williams and a great grandson: Rocky Stroud.
Mr. Buddy, as he was affectionately known, was a Charter Member of Southside Baptist Mission which later became Southside Baptist Church. He was ordained as a deacon on October 13, 1968. He served as a deacon for 40 + years and was chairman of the board of deacons several times throughout the years. Buddy served as Sunday School Superintendent and Training Union Director numerous times. He also served on the Board of Trustees . He was part of the Southside Baptist Bus Ministry for several years. He was also an active Gideon.
Mr. Williams is survived by his wife Meda Middleton Williams; 2 daughters Debra W. Pellicano and husband Barry of Albany, Ga. and Lesli W. Todd and husband Michael of Albany, Ga. A son Chris Williams and wife Kathy of Blakely, Ga. 2 sisters: Anna Mote and husband Jack of Cuthbert, Ga. and Pauline Childre of Reynolds, Ga. A brother: Tommy Williams and wife Dana of Floral City, Fl. and by 7 Grandchildren: Noelle Pellicano Davis and husband Marc of Powder Springs, Ga., Brooke Williams Clinkscales of Blakely, Paige Williams McLendon of Blakely, Natalie Williams Stroud of Blakely, Ashton Pellicano of Vinings, Ga., Dalton Todd of Albany and Lara Katherine Todd of Albany and 12 Great-Grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s , Georgia Chapter at 225 Second Street, East, Tifton, Georgia 31794.