ESSEX -- Billy Joe Williams, 76, died Nov. 21, 2006, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born May 6, 1930, in Blytheville, Ark., son of the late Ernie and Bessie Williams, he had lived in Essex since 1964.
On June 28, 1953, at Piggott, Ark., he married Mildred Sanders who preceded him in death on Dec. 19, 2003.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Helen and Anna Maye, and three brothers, Runt, Ernest and Sonny.
Survivors include: two sons, Ernie Williams and Danny Williams of Essex; three daughters, Wilma Gordon of Essex, Billie Wethington of Bloomfield and Paula Williams of Kingsport, Tenn.; two brothers, Jimmy Williams of Huntington, Tenn., and Will Dee Williams of Wappapello; two sisters, Kathy Mann and Paulette Williams of Huntington; and 19 grandchildren and 12 great-
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Dennis Ward of Poplar Bluff officiating.
Burial will be in the Essex Cemetery.