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Waddell Williams
Mar 12, 1931 to Oct 13, 2017


Waddell Williams, 86, entered eternal rest on Friday, October 13, 2017 at National Health Care Facility, Sumter. Born on March 12, 1931, in Lee County, he was the son of the late Robert Henry Palmer and Marie Williams Lucus. He was reared in a Christian home by his grandparents, Joe and Mary Wilson Williams. At an early age he excepted Jesus Christ as his Savior and joined Unionville A. M. E. Church, where he was a dedicated and faithful member of several organizations. He was educated in the public school system of Lee County. After graduating from High School, he worked on the farm and for a few years he was employed with Addlestone Company of Sumter as a heavy truck driver. Affectionately called, “Boone” and “Slim”, later Waddell was drafted by the United States Army. After serving his term with the Army, he joined the United States Marine Corp. Upon completion of this term, he joined the United States Air Force, where he received numerous medals and retired as a Technical Sergeant. He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife of 60 years, Vinia Mae Gamble Williams; three daughters, Lorese Williams of Dalzell, Colette Terrell of McDonough, GA and Connie Williams of Sumter; eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren; two sisters, Naomi Hudson and Deloris Cox, both of Sumter; two special nephews, Henry Williams of Sumter, Harold Marshall, Sr. of Mayesville; a host of nieces, others nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law, cousins, friends, co-workers, military and church family. The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home, 3115 Georgia Street, Dalzell. Homegoing Celebration will be held at noon, Thursday, October 19, 2017, from the Unionville A. M. E. Church, 1330 Swimming Pen Road, Mayesville, with the Rev. Alvin E. Webb, pastor, eulogist. The remains will be placed in the church at 11 a. m. The funeral procession will leave from the home at 11:15 a. m. Burial will be in the Unionville A. M. E. Churchyard Cemetery.
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