Beulah Williamson Perdue, passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. She was born near Graceville, on Sept. 4, 1922 to Lee and LaVada Newman Wilson. She attended Poplar Springs School and graduated from Holmes County High School. In 1942 she eagerly moved to the 'big city' Pensacola with husband H.L. Williamson and their two sons. In 1947 the family moved out in the country, just off of Nine Mile Road in the Ferry Pass area. Years later she formally named their street Hillview Drive. After graduating from cosmetology school, Beulah began working at the Beauteria at Town and County Plaza. She later moved to the 'new' Beauteria at Fairfield and Davis where she worked for over 20 years. Before becoming a beautician, Beulah worked at Riverview Restaurant. She and her family were members of Olive Baptist church and were among the worshipers who were charter members of what became Hillcrest Baptist Church. In later years she returned to Olive where she was a member of the Senior Adult Seven Sunday School class. She was a member of the "Ferry Pass Four", a quartet formed by husband H.L. that performed at churches and on WEAR and WPFA. For many years she was a regular worker at the polls on voting days. She was a member of Eastern Star chapter where at one time she served as pianist. Following retirement she volunteered as a Pink Lady at West Florida Hospital.
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She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters and brother; first husband, Henry Lloyd Williamson; son, Jimmy Haynes Williamson and second husband, Ray DeVries.
She is survived by husband, John Perdue; son, James (Nancy) Williamson; grandchildren, Lisa (Nick) Treglia, Kathryn (E.J.) Aufderheide, Randall (Exy), David (Carolyn) and Elizabeth Williamson; seven great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Grace Treglia, J.D. & Hudson Aufderheide and Julia, Mark and Kris Williamson, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation was Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 from 10 to 11 a.m., at Faith Chapel Funeral Home South. Funeral services were Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 at 11 a.m., at Faith Chapel Funeral Home South with the Rev. Jerry Passmore officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Regency Hospice, 850-478-2695. FAITH CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME SOUTH, 100 Beverly Parkway, Pensacola, FL is in charge of arrangements. You may express your condolences online at www.fcfhs.com.
Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on Jan. 30, 2013