Brian Alexander Williams

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WILLIAMS Brian Alexander Williams, 59. Sunrise November 3, 1953 and Sunset January 11, 2013. Brian was baptized at Shiloh Baptist Church. He was a 1973 graduate of South High School where he led the basketball team to the 1973 State Tournament. Brian also went on to lead The University of Cincinnati Bear Cats to a championship. He also played for The Old Timers Basketball League. Brian was inducted into the Ohio Athletic Hall of Fame and was said to be one of the top 5 players in Columbus history. Brian worked at Bishop Hartley High School for the past 18 years and was the Assistant Basketball Coach. Brian was preceded in death by his parents Carol Williams and Ernest Harshaw and brothers Keith and Paul Williams. Left to cherish his memory, sons, Shad Kimble, Richard (Kristi) Davis, Darnell Ray and Alex Alexander Harris; sister, Marta Moore; brothers, Gregory Williams and Albert (Shana) Williams; aunt, Judith Walker; five grandchildren; The Bishop Hartley Family and a host of other family and friends. Visitation at 11 a.m. and Funeral 1 p.m. Thursday, January 17, 2013 at Triedstone Baptist Church, 858 E. 3rd Ave. Interment at Eastlawn Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE, 2500 Cleveland Ave. To order flowers and offer condolences to the WILLIAMS Family, visit
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Jan. 15, 2013