SAN ANTONIO,TX - Mrs. Kathleen Featherstone Williams departed this life on July 1, 2013 in San Antonio, TX Methodist Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Anna Johnson and Forrest Featherstone, was born in Asheville, NC. Graduated in 1939 from Stephens Lee High School in Asheville, NC. In 1939-1940, she attended Stewart Beauty School and received her license in 1942 as a beautician, became a business owner from 1942-1995 in Hendersonville, NC. She was married to the late Henry N. Williams from Seneca, SC. She was an active member of Star Bethel Baptist Church. Mrs. Williams was also active in many organizations. National Beauty Culturist League Inc.; Grand Matron of Diamond Circle #263, Chapter 37; Southern Atlantic Region Chapter #38; Henderson County Democratic Party; Henderson County League of Women Voters; NAACP; Board Member of Henderson County YMCA; Stephen Lee High School Alumni Association; Den Mother of Pack 611 Cub Scout 1969; Black History of Henderson County Advocate; Instrumental in the integration of Henderson County Public School; Recipient of many awards and certificates for outstanding dedication and appreciation.
She is survived by sons Jerome Williams of Atlanta, GA; Rodney A. Williams (Cheryl) of Jacksonville, FL; daughters Rhonda (Charles) Shivers of Shelby, NC; Sharon Williams of Durham, NC; sister Anna J. Featherstone of San Antonio, TX; 9 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Service: July 13, 2013, Star of Bethel Baptist Church, 105 North Whitted St., Hendersonville, NC. Visitation: 1 PM; Service: 2 PM.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to a charity of your choice.
Wilson Funeral Directors, Hendersonville, NC is in charge of the arrangements. 828- 692-5657.
Published in The Times-News from July 12 to July 13, 2013