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Miriam Adaline "Addie" (Williams) Carson

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BENNINGTON -- Miriam Adaline “Addie” (Williams) Carson, 87, of Gage Street, Bennington and formerly of Clarksburg, Mass., died Wednesday evening, Feb. 23, 2005, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, where she was admitted Feb. 20.

She was born in Springfield, S.C. March 4, 1917, daughter of the late Hampton and Lura (Joyner) Williams. The family moved to Andalusia, Ala. in 1921, where she attended local schools. She graduated from Andalusia High School in 1935. She moved to Stamford in 1937 and attended the former Bliss Business College in North Adams, Mass. She was last employed for 16 years at the former North Adams State College, now Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, the last few years as secretary to the president.

She retired in 1980. Earlier she worked for several winters at the former Dutch Hill Ski Area in Heartwellville. She had resided in Bennington for the past two years. Earlier she was a 65-year resident of Clarksburg.

She was a member of the Stamford Community Church, Briggsville Women’s Club, Stamford Ladies Golf League and the Naomi Chapter No. 17, Order of Eastern Star.

Her husband William W. Carson, whom she married in June 1937, died May 18, 1968. She is survived by two sons, David W. Kit Carson of Seabrook, N.H. and William W. Carson Jr. of Sammamish, Wash.; three grandchildren, Brooke Carson of Shaftsbury, Kit Will Carson of Pownal and Daniel W. Carson of Sammamish, Wash.; nine great-grandchildren, Samantha Lampman, Ariana Sausville, Zebadiah LeRay, Carson Woods, Careigh Woods, Haley Carson, Tristan Carson, Phoebe Carson and Zachary Sausville; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. The last of her immediate family, she was predeceased by five brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005, in the Auge’-San Soucie-Simmons Funeral Home, North Adams. William R. Wilson, pastor of the Stamford Community Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the spring in Clarksburg Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home will be from 2 p.m. Sunday until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in her memory be made to either the Clarksburg Public Library or the Stamford Community Church, through the funeral home, 46 North Church St., MA 01247.
Published in Bennington Banner on Feb. 25, 2005
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