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Odessa Williams

Sunday, November 5, 2006

SIKESTON -- Odessa Williams, 89, died Nov. 3, 2006, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center.

Born July 20, 1917, in Tuckerman, Ark., daughter of the late Eugene and Bertie Sexton Straubie, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Marianna, Ark., and had worked for Bobbi Brooks Clothing before retiring.

She married Arthur Higgins who preceded her in death on March 3, 1982. She later married David Williams who preceded her in death on July 14, 1996.

Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Floyd and Shirley Williams of Sikeston; two grandchildren, Twyla (Bruce) Bird and Vince Williams of Sikeston; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Monday at Marianna City Cemetery in Marianna. The Rev. Walter "Buddy" Brock, a Baptist minister, will officiate.

Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston is in charge of local arrangements.