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Alma Kathleen Williams

“Hun” Alma Kathleen Williams of Mt. Lake Road, Newport, departed this life Sunday morning, November 22, 2015 in the loving care of her family and Heritage Hall in Rich Creek. Born at Goodwins Ferry in Giles County, she was a daughter of the late James Harvey McCoy and Maude Lou Vaught McCoy. She was a faithful member of Sherry Memorial Christian Church at Newport and a devoted Christian homemaker and mother figure for her family. Hun was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ira Franklin Williams, her daughter Bonita Ruth Cupp, her sons Robert Franklin Williams and Barry Joe Williams, her brothers Ira Kent, Fred, and Richard McCoy, and her sisters Cleo McCoy, and Mamie Sue Cook.

She leaves to cherish her memories her son Gerald McCoy “Nonnie” Williams and Brenda of Newport; her daughter Betty Lou Ratcliffe of Pearisburg; her seven grandchildren, and her eight great-grandchildren.

“Our beloved matriarch of the Williams family is heaven bound. Alma Kathleen “HUN” McCoy Williams lived a blessed life for a few years over a century. What is her exact age? None of your business! This she would say. She was very sensitive about her age. She said if a woman would tell her age….she would tell anything! She said you are as old as you want to be. She never considered herself old. Hun made her home on Mountain Lake Road in Giles County in the Newport Community for over 80 years. She worked beside her husband in two stores William’s Grocery and Lakeway Grocery. Her home was always open to guests be it family, friends, and many strangers the family brought home. Special dinners were prepared on Sundays for her pastor and family. The front porch on the cottage home was filled with rocking chairs, beautiful flowers and wonderful conversations. She was the unofficial chauffer taking many ladies off the mountain for day trips and shopping sprees She loved a good humorous story to make her laugh and being in the store business could tell a few stories herself. She loved her family and roots on Spruce Run Community. Although Mt Lake was her home, Spruce Run was her childhood home.”

Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2: 00 pm in the Williams Cemetery near her home on Mt. Lake Road, Newport with Pastor Eddie Kendall officiating. At Hun’s request there will be no public visitation or funeral services. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Sherry Memorial Christian Church at Newport. The Kendall Funeral Home in Pembroke is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.


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