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Marvin Williams

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday at Calvary Baptist Church in Union City. Dr. Melvin Poe will officiate. Burial will follow in Beech Cemetery near Union City.
Visitation will be held at Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home from 5-8 p.m. today and at Calvary Baptist Church from 11 a.m. until the hour of services Wednesday.
Pallbearers will be Dennis Dean, Wesley McClure, Wesley Thompson, Bobby James, Freddie Preuett, Arthur Bond and C.F. Blankenship. Honorary pallbearers will be Jamie Williams, Tyler Burress, David Thompson, Barry Thompson, Nickey Sadler and Marty Ables.
Mr. Williams was born Sept. 27, 1947, in McKenzie, son of the late James Williams and Cora Ann (Thompson) Hood. He married the former Judy Elaine Morris Jan. 4, 1969. She survives. Mr. Williams had been employed at the former Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. in Union City and served as secretary of United Steel Workers Local 878 for several years. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War and retired from the Tennessee National Guard. Mr. Williams was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, where he had served as a deacon and was former Sunday school superintendent. He was a member of the Wesley McClure Sunday School Class, had helped with the Upward basketball league, served on mission trips and had taken part in the live nativity at Calvary Baptist. Mr. Williams traveled to several churches to share his testimony about his heart transplant that he received in 2009. He was a member of the Union City Masonic Lodge for many years.
He is also survived by two daughters and his son-in-law, Brenda Ross of Martin and Mariah and Eric Burress of Troy; his son, James Marvin “Jamie” Williams Jr. of Hickman, Ky.; two half sisters, Patsy Petts of Columbia, S.C., and Tammy Robertson of Murfreesboro; eight grandchildren, Blake Caldwell, Tyler Burress, Matthew Caldwell, Alex Williams, Kelcie Burress, Anthony Williams, Grayson Brinkley and Marlee Williams; and his great-grandson, Jordan Burress.
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