Paul Robert Williamson
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Paul Robert Williamson Paul Robert Williamson, 71, died peacefully at home in Ann Arbor on January 24, 2011. He was born in Battle Creek on December 2, 1939, to Aubrey and Georgia Williamson. Dr. Williamson graduated from Battle Creek Central High School and attended Albion College. He completed his bachelor's degree in mathematics at the University of Michigan and earned a doctorate in political science from the University of Hawaii. As a child and teen, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Battle Creek, where he was active in the choir and the youth group. Dr. Williamson was founder and president of Global Vision, Inc., a non-profit organization focusing on forecasting of international conflict. Additionally, he was an employee of Washtenaw Community College and an adjunct professor at the Wayne State University. Dr. Williamson is survived by two daughters, Shannon (David) Amerson of Annapolis, MD, and Genevieve (Christopher) Potter of Burlington, VT; four grandchildren, Jonas and Margaret Georgia Amerson, and Siobhan and Julian Potter; two sisters, Frances (Dale) Folsom of Spring Hill, FL, and Barbara Anselmo of St. Petersburg, FL; uncle, Junior Thornton of Battle Creek, several cousins; and his constant and loved companion, Blackberry, the lop-eared rabbit. Dr. Williamson was known for his detailed knowledge of history and world events, and was an avid reader and writer on related topics. He enjoyed listening to classical music and visiting the Rocky Mountains, his favorite spot in the world. Cremation has taken place, and Dr. Williamson's ashes will be spread in the Rocky Mountain National Park at a later date. Arrangements by the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home. Personal messages for the family may be placed at

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Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Jan. 30, 2011.
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