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WILLIAM RICHARDS DECATUR, Ala. - William Richards, 76, of Decatur, Ala., died on April 22, 2011, in Decatur General Hospital. Mr. Richards was born on Oct. 3, 1934, to the late William and Ethel Richards. He was retired from the U.S. Navy and was also retired from teaching in Vermont. He was a member of the Mt. Mansfield Masonic Lodge in Vermont, Concord Lodge #50 in Crestview, Fla., Crestview #203 Eastern Star Scottish Rite and Shrine Research Writer. Mr. Richards is survived by his wife of nine years, Patricia A. Richards; sons, William Richards, James Richards, Paul Richards, John Richards, and BM3 Jonathan James; daughters, Garisanne (Don) Berg, and Kortney Mishoe; grand- children, Taryn Richards, Chloe Richards, Virginie Richards, Tanner Richards, Deanna James, Christopher Moore, Damian Mishoe, and Angel Mishoe; and greatgrandchildren, Z'yara Richards, Tihanna Jones, and Traevon Clark. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by wife, Jane Ardice Jones Richards; daughter, Tracy Richards; and sister, Gerladine Scherfey. There will be no visiting hours. A private service will be held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. Assisting the family is Roselawn Funeral Home, Decatur, Ala. Family and friends are invited to express condolences at www.roselawnfhand

Published in The Burlington Free Press on Apr. 26, 2011
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