Mr. Douglas E. Williams Sr., 59, of 203 E. Cherry St., Griffin, passed Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, at Spalding Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Williams was born April 14, 1950, in Griffin, Ga., son of Mrs. Otha Williams and the late Eugene Williams. He was a member of Liberty Springs Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his son, Douglas Eugene Williams Jr., and brother, Henry Williams.
Survivors include his loving mother, Otha Williams of Griffin; daughters, Safari L. Williams of Griffin and Angela W. Allen of McDonough, Ga.; son, Rodney Leeks of Griffin; sisters, Christine Maddox, Ina Jean (Harry) Patrick and Dorothy Williams, all of Griffin; brother, J.D. Williams of Griffin and Ferries Williams of Jonesboro, Ga.; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, special friends, Ms. Betty Williams, Sgt. Bailey, Gary Pate, Alton Montgomery, Willie Terrell, Bobby Barnes, Cleveland Peoples and many more friends also survived.
Funeral services for Mr. Douglas Eugene (Blue) Williams will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, at Liberty Springs Baptist Church, Highway 16 West, Zetella, Ga. Pastor Fred Shillow will officiate. His remains will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Mount Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery. The cortege will assemble at noon at the residence.
Mrs. Bessie Lee Collier, 91, of 9771 Georgia Highway 109 West, Zebulon, died Monday, Nov. 9, 2009, at Upson Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, at Fuller Chapel United Methodist Church in Zebulon. Pastor Rex Smith will officiate. Interment will follow at the churchyard cemetery. Her remains will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service. The cortege will assemble at 10:15 a.m. at 4423 Old Zebulon Road, Zebulon.
Mr. Ronnie Josey, 49, of 1725 Park Circle, Griffin, died Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009, at Southern Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. Pastor Horace Fuller Jr. will officiate and the Rev. Harry Patrick will render the eulogy. Interment will follow at Griffin Memorial Garden Cemetery. Remains will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the church by 12:45 p.m.