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James D. Williams

Published 8:55am Thursday, December 27, 2012

December 24, 2012

Funeral for James D. Williams, 86, of Somerville will be Thur., Dec. 27, at 3 p.m. at Somerville Church of God with the Rev. Michael Gunter and the Rev. Pearl Jenkins officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing.

Burial will be in Somerville Church of God Cemetery. Visitation will be Thur., Dec. 27, from 1-3 p.m at the church.

Mr. Williams died on Mon., Dec. 24, 2012, at his residence. He was born Aug. 21, 1926, in Morgan County to Alfred D. Williams and Ida Mayfield (Billings) Williams. Mr. Williams’ home church was Somerville Church of God and he was formerly a member of Austinville Church of God and served as a deacon in both churches. He was a member of the Somerville Masonic Lodge #721 and served as Mason for 60 years and achieved ranking of Master for 1963/1964. Mr. Williams was a trustee for Priceville School, was a board member of Parkway Medical Center, a member of the Morgan County Industrial Development Board and was a member of the United States Army from 1944 to 1946. Mr. “J.D.” Williams was Mayor of Somerville for 42 years and followed with serving on the City Council. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Richard Harold “Buddy” Williams; and a sister, Dorothy Ann Stevens.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Red Cross.

He is survived his wife, Imogene “Sally” Williams of Somerville; two sons, Johnny Keith Williams and Lonnie Judson Williams, both of Somerville; two daughters-in-law, Judy Keenum Williams and Susan Carroll Willimas, both of Somerville; two brothers, Harvey Dale Williams of Somerville and Marshall Neil Williams of Decatur; a sister, Doris Lazelle Dye of Atlanta, Ga.; and three grandchildren, John Tollie Williams, Catlin Williams and Emily Williams.

Pallbearers will be Jason Wilbanks, Don Carr, Sammy Lawrimore, Roger Stevens, Donnie Williams, Jeff Williams and former Mayor Ray Long.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mayor Darren Tucker and former council members, Bob Engle, Robert Maples, Wayne Stevens, Roger McClure, J.V. Wade and Opal Mooneyham.

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