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“Mom was strong willed, loving and loved to pick on someone when she could. She love growing beautiful flowers but most of all she loved her family....Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Rachel, Mike, Brian and Kenny Jeffcoat - SC

“Mama, We love you and know that you are right where you wanted to be, in heaven with Daddy and all of those who have gone on before you. We are so...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Ruth & Billy Storey - Aiken, SC

“I still think often of the bar-b-ques and dinners at Mama's with all my aunts, uncles, and cousins. I miss these events but will cherish the ...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Sue Hudson - Martinez, GA

“My dear Sister I will always miss you, You were very dear to me. ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Janice Alred - Griffin, GA

“Ruth, I know how much family means to you. You dearly loved and cared for your mother, all so giving of yourself. During those times you have made...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Cissy Boynton - Graniteville, SC

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I always loved to see Aunt Alma! ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Jennifer Yarbrough - Davisboro, GA

“Ruth, Prayers and thoughts are with you in this very difficult time. May your heart and soul find peace and comfort ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Barbara Freeman - Aiken, SC

“What a wonderfully full life! Our thoughts and prayers are with Alma's entire family and her many friends. May many happy memories and God's great...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Rep. Bill and Donna Taylor - SC

“My Sweet and Beautiful Aunt Alma I have precious memories--She took me to the store as a young child and bought me a stuffed white kitten with blue...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Sandra Wren - Milledgeville, GA

“Our Sister -- loving, kind, generous, compassionate, courageous, gracious, fun and very much loved -- an inspiration, a lovely lady. We love you and...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Billy & Lois Wren - Milledgeville, GA

“Our dear sister will never be forgotten because of the love and beautiful memories we shared together. Rest in Peace, Love. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Terry and Clyde Batchelor - GA

“My very dear sister and friend will be sorely missed. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Oneida Hughes - Gainesville, FL


Funeral services for Alma Ree Merritt Williams, 89, of Aiken, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, January 10, 2013 at the Chapel of GEORGE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTER. Officiating will be Rev. Bruce C. Fox. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and at other times at the residence of Ruth & Billy Storey. Mrs. Williams, widow of James Carlos Williams, Jr., passed away on Monday, January 7, 2013. Born in Sandersville, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late James Thomas and Florence Ellen Johnson Merritt. She was a member of South Aiken Church of God and a member of the Golden Circle Club. Mrs. Williams was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was preceded in death by her son, Eddie Dean Williams; brothers, John & Allen Merritt; sisters, Christine Holton, Ruby Lindsey, Mary Agnes Williams, Annie Bert Simpson, Lousie Darby and Lessie B. Bush; and two grandsons, JR Williams, Jr., and Kevin Michael Jeffcoat. Surviving are her sons, JR Williams, SR. (Brenda) of Aiken and James Thomas Williams of N. Augusta; daughters, Ruth W. Storey (Billy) of Aiken and Rachel Jeffcoat (Michael) of W. Columbia; sisters, Oneida Hughes of Gainsville, Florida, Ellene Simpson of Graniteville, Lois Wren of Milledgeville, Georgia, Janice Alred of Griffin, Georgia and Clyde Batchelor of Milledgeville, Georgia; grandchildren, Henry Lawrence Wright, Jr., Bettie Ann Williams, James A. Williams, Delilah E. Williams, Jessica Ree Williams, Lisa K. Glenn, Christopher J. Wise, Benjamin Brian Jeffcoat and Kenneth Ray Jeffcoat; 21 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

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