WILLIAMS Barbara J. Chandler Sawyer Williams went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at a Henderson, Nevada hospital. She was born June 7, 1928 in Columbus, Ohio. Barbara attended The Ohio State University and was a member of St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Columbus. She moved to Henderson, Nevada later in life but always loved Columbus and was an avid Buckeye fan into her final days. Barbara is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 16 years, Jacob A. Williams; her brother, Rhett Chandler; son, C. Kevin Smith; granddaughters, Jennifer and Lauren Smith; and great-grandson, Samuel H. Ross; along with several nephews, nieces, extended family and loving friends. She was the daughter of the late Everett P. and Mary Chandler. Also preceding her in death is late husband Clyde Sawyer and son Randall H. Smith. Barbara wished to have her ashes scattered in a private ceremony.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Nov. 20 to Nov. 21, 2012