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Lillie Williams

Sunday, September 16, 2012

PORTAGEVILLE -- Lillie Pearl Williams, 89, of Portageville, passed away at her home at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012.

Services are set for 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, at United Methodist Church with the Rev. Barron Willer officiating. Visitation will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, at the DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville. Burial will be in the Portageville Cemetery.

She was born in Halls, Tenn., Jan. 7, 1923, to Frank and Tommie Nail Blakley, who preceded her in death. She attended the Halls, Tenn., schools.

On Oct. 26, 1940, she married James Lee Williams in Hickman, Ky., originally from Tiptonville, Tenn. He preceded her in death Jan. 5, 1992.

She leaves to mourn her passing three daughters and sons-in-law, Ellie (John) Klipfel, Kathy (Darrell) Hoxworth of Portageville, Kaye (Stephen) Brands of Gordonville; one son and daughter-in-law, Butch (Melissa) Williams of Portageville; and one brother Bill (Thelma) Blakley of Halls, Tenn. She also leaves six grandsons, Brian (Cathy) Klipfel, Cory (Amy) Hoxworth of Portageville, Eric (JoBeth) Williams of Yazoo, Miss., Jason (Tricia) Klipfel of Lee's Summit, Josh Brands of Cape Girardeau and Derek (Sarah) Hoxworth of Pensacola, Fla., four grand daughters, Yvonne (Tom) Omohundro of St.Charles, Lauren (Britt) Hinklin of Dumas, Texas, Leslie (Richard) Jenkins of Jackson and Alisa Ebert of Taylorville, Ill.; great-grandchildren, Allison and Lindy Klipfel, Emily and Jesse Omohundro, Kelsey and Jacob Klipfel, Heidi, Hayden, Holden Hoxworth, Lane Hoxworth, Lillie Jenkins, Chloe and Rian Ebert, Warren Williams and Loften Hinklin. She was known by her family as "Bea."

She was preceded in death by three children, Loretta Baker, John Franklin and Paula Dianne Williams.

three brothers, James, Jack, Thomas Blakley; one sister, Leona Gray and two great-grandchildren, Connor Klipfel and Robert Hinklin.

She will be missed by a host of beloved family, friends and neighbors that will cherish her memory.

Pallbearers will be: Eric Williams, Derek Hoxworth, Cory Hoxworth, Josh Brands, Brian Klipfel and Richard Jenkins.

Memorial contributions may be made to;

St Jude Children's Research Center

P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142

Memphis TN 38148-0142


Kenny Rogers Children's Center

300 Floyd Ave.

Sikeston, MO 63801

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