PATRIOT — Evelyn Elizabeth Williams, 94, of Patriot, took her final journey home Saturday, December 14, 2013, surrounded by her family. She was born on September 20, 1919, in Walnut Township, a daughter of the late Ralph and Della Myers Allbright. Evelyn married Garland E. Williams on June 3, 1934, and he preceded her in death along, with sons, Jack Williams, Daniel Williams, and a son in infancy; a sister Mabel Mahan and a grandson Daniel "Pete" Williams.
Evelyn is survived by a daughter, Betty J. Baker of Patriot; a son, Justin (Velma) Williams of Gallipolis; daughter-in-law, Pam Williams of Gallipolis; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 20 great-great-grandchildren; and many church family and special friends whom she loved very much.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. December 17, 2013, at Walnut Ridge Church with Pastor Gene Harmon and Jane Ann Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Mt Zion Cemetery in Patriot. Friends may call at the Gallipolis Christian Church on SR 588 on Monday, December 16, 2013, from 5-8 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Keith Baker, Jonathan Baker, Eric Baker, Ryan Geiger, Justin Williams and Brandon Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be David Baker, Mark Dillon, Tony Lyall, Don Pope and Larry Hall.
In lieu of flowers Evelyn's wishes were to make donations to her church: Walnut Ridge Church c/o of Paula Baker , 9551 State Rt. 775, Patriot, OH 45658
Please visit www.willisfuneralhome.com to send e-mail condolences.