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H. Erdine (McClanahan) Williams


1939 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
H. Erdine (McClanahan) Williams Obituary
H. Erdine (McClanahan) Williams, 75, of 444 E. Baltimore St., Greencastle, died Thursday, July 10, 2014, in the Hershey Medical Center.
Born June 4, 1939, in Skelton, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Harvey A. and Hildred Belle (Claypool) McClanahan. She lived in Shady Springs, West Virginia, and Hagerstown, Maryland, before moving to Greencastle.
Mrs. Williams was a graduate of Shady Springs High School in West Virginia with the Class of 1956. She later received her bachelor's degree in education from Concord University in Athens, West Virginia. She received a master's degree in English literature from Shippensburg University and a master's degree in supervision and principalship from Western Maryland University. She also attended a class at Johns Hopkins University.
She and her husband of over 55 years, Delano R. "Willie" Williams, were married Oct. 18, 1958 in Shady Springs, West Virginia. They moved to their present residence in 1979.
Mrs. Williams was certified as an English teacher from seventh grade through the college level. She taught for 44 years at North Hagerstown High School from 1960-2002 and also at Hagerstown Community College for six years. Along with her husband, she also owned and operated Posies and Pretties Floral Shop in Greencastle from Jan. 1, 1984, until 2003.
She was a member of Hollowell Brethren in Christ Church, Greencastle, the Red Hat Society and the national AARP.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Karla Y. Fox of Greencastle; three grandchildren, D. Eugene Fox Jr., Joshua Fox and Alana Bielarski; two great-grandchildren, Annabelle Fox and Charlotte Fox; and one sister, Shelma M. Miller of Mooresville, North Carolina.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 14, in The Chapel at Hollowell Brethren in Christ Church, 14807 Hollowell Church Road, Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, with Rev. Blaine A. Lougheed officiating. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services Monday morning in the church.
Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home, Greencastle, is handling the arrangements.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.bowersoxfuneralhomes.com.
Published in Waynesboro Record Herald on July 11, 2014
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