Deacon Freddie D. Williams died Nov. 9. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Williams, he was born in 1909 in Morgan County. He attended Brownwood Elementary School, Madison. He married Ms. Gussie Mae Hill in 1929. Mr. Williams joined Knox Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in 1952 and was ordained as a deacon in 1955. He served as chairman of the deacons for 21 years and was a member of the Male Choir. Mr. Williams was preceded in death by his wife and son Mr. Freddie Williams Jr.
Surviving are children Mr. and Mrs. Albert (Ruby Nell) Jackson, Mr. Roy L. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Williams, Mr. Thelma Williams, the Rev. and Mrs. Joseph Williams and Mr. and Mrs. Ted Williams; sister Mrs. Josephine Williams; 20 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at noon Nov. 17 at Knox Chapel Baptist Church, Social Circle, with the Rev. Joseph Williams officiating. Interment followed at Union Spring Cemetery, Rutledge.