Kenson Williams

Kenson Williams

Posted: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 1:33 pm

The Messenger, January 11, 2011
Completed arrangements are being announced for James Kenson Williams, 95, of Hornbeak, who died Jan. 10, 2011, at Volunteer Community Hospital in Martin.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Hornbeak United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Jimmy Calhoun and Richard Carruth officiating. Burial will follow in Hornbeak Cemetery.  
Friends may call at the church from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday.
White-Ranson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers will be grandsons: Tillman Doss, David Doss, Brennan Barnes and Garrison Barnes, all of Union City; and his grandsons-in-law, Blake Gregg of Union City and Michael Marshall and John Rauscher, both of Memphis.
He was born Jan. 8, 1916, in Hornbeak, son of the late O.C. and Anna Williams. He married the former Audrey Estelle Ligon April 16, 1937. She survives. He was an electrician and owned and operated Williams Hardware in Hornbeak. He served as mayor of Hornbeak for 13 years and was a member of Hornbeak United Methodist Church, where he served as Sunday school superintendent and teacher. He had worked in the naval shipyards in Newport News, Va., during World War II.
He is also survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Sherrill and Cathy Williams of Hornbeak; two daughters and his son-in-law, Donna Faye Doss of Hornbeak and Michele and Gary Barnes of Union City; another grandson, Jason Williams of Jackson; seven granddaughters, Renee Childs of Kenton, Troilyn Williams of New Jersey, Leigh Ann Williams, Natalie Rauscher and Emily Marshall, all of Memphis, and Audrey Gregg and Avery Barnes, both of Union City; nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; his brother, Thomas Williams of Hornbeak; and his sister, Dorothy Williams of Union City.
He was also preceded in death by his son, Michael Williams; his brother, Doug Williams; and three sisters, Katherine Williams, Marjorie Williams and Eleanor Williams.
Online tributes may be left at www.white-ranson.com.

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