Viola Williams, 91, died Thursday, Sept. 19 at the Hazard ARH medical center.
She was born Aug. 7, 1922, in Perry County, the daughter of the late Joe Whitaker and the late Callie Gambill Whitaker, and was also preceded in death by her husband, James Bige Williams; daughter Patricia Ann Williams; brothers Jack, L.D., Lee, and Shade Whitaker; and sister Ida Blite.
She is survived by sons Harold Dean Williams of Bonnyman, Calvin Williams of Bonnyman, and Leon Williams of Florida; daughter Beulah King and husband Johnny of Bonnyman; special brother and sister-in-law Jesse Whitaker and Wanda of Grapevine; sisters Mae Stidham of Grapevine, Loretta Daniels of Grapevine, and Mattie Spencer of Indiana; grandchildren Ricky Fletcher, Darlene Kilburn and husband Rodney, Ward Williams, and Allen Williams; great-grandchildren Brandon Kilburn and Amber Hensley; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, Sept. 23 at 2 p.m. at the Engle-Bowling Funeral Home of Hazard with Bill Gambill officiating. The interment will follow in the Whitaker Cemetery located at Grapevine.