Williams, Mary Elizabeth

Monday, January 07, 2013
Mary Williams
Mary Williams

Mary Elizabeth Williams, 78, was born on August 24, 1934 in Louisville, Kentucky.  She was one of nine children born to the late Annie Crowell Kelcy and Thomas Crowell.  After an extended illness, she died on January 4, 2013.  Her surviving siblings include Annetta Lamar and Goldie Henton, both of Louisville.

She was predeceased by her brothers, Robert Short, Nathaniel Short, Joseph Crowell and James Crowell, as well as two of her sisters, Beatrice Rainey and Wilma Forrest.

Under the influence of her Christian mother, she accepted Christ at an early age and was a faithful member of Lanier Memorial Baptist Church, where she was an active member until her move to Chattanooga, Tennessee.  There, she would become an active saint at New Home Baptist Church under the leadership of her beloved son-in-law, Elder G. M. Spotts.

Mary was a graduate of Louisville Central High School, class of 1952.  Soon after she would meet and marry her late husband of 56 years, Steven Williams and have four daughters, Jacqueline, Julia, Stephanie and Tavis.   It was after the birth of her last daughter, that she would aspire to the profession of cosmetology with the knowledge that it was better that she have the capabilities for doing her own daughters hair than expend the funds for someone else to do the task. 

She was an outstanding cosmetologist for many years before failing health would force her to give up the profession she so dearly loved.  She was a member of the Filles de’ Jollie Chapter 33 of the Kentucky Congress of Cosmetologists.

Mary is survived by her four devoted daughters, Jacqueline Ford (Eugene) of Jacksonville, FL, Julia Williams of Lexington, KY, Stephanie Williams of Louisville, KY and Tavis Spotts (Gregory) of Chattanooga, TN; five grandchildren, Tia, Trey, Tavis, Stephon and Thea; two great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and a multitude of extended family and friends.

Services will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Greater New Home Baptist Church (at the corner of Central and McCallie Avenue) at 1 p.m.  The family will receive friends from noon until time of services.  Interment – Kentucky Veteran Cemetery in Radcliff, Ky.

The body will lie in state after noon on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.


Hixson, Charlotte

Charlotte Hixson, 66,  of Signal Mountain, died on Friday, October 24, 2014 in a local hospital.   She was born July 28, 1948, in Chattanooga to the late Robert and Geneva Schubert.  Charlotte was a member of Wayside Presbyterian Church and was employed for several years with Cigna Healthcare.  Survivors include her son, Forrest Mitchell ... (click for more)

Price, Christopher "Chris" Lee

Christopher "Chris" Lee Price, 25, a lifelong resident of Red Bank, died on Thursday, October 23, 2014. Chris was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Etta Price and Patricia Chambers. He was employed by Hudson Construction. Survivors are his parents, Terry and Jill Price, Red Bank; b rother, Austin Lee Price, Red Bank; and f avorite aunt, Jamie Gill, Red Bank ... (click for more)

Toomey, Jimmy C. (Cleveland)

Jimmy C. Toomey, 75, of Cleveland, TN, and formerly of Etowah, TN, died on Thursday, October 23, 2014.   Jimmy was a graduate of Etowah High, an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Air Force, and a retiree of Bowater Southern.   He was preceded in death by his parents, Emma & Sam; and a sister Margaret.   Jimmy is survived by his ... (click for more)

Kibble, Lora Haney (Cleveland)

Lora Haney Kibble, 95, of Cleveland, TN, passed away on Thursday, October 23, 2014.  She was born on December 18, 1918 to the late John Franklin and Callie Burchfield Haney in Athens, TN.  She was a lifelong resident of the Cleveland area and was a member of the Calhoun Chapel of The Order of the Eastern Star.   In addition to her mother and father, she ... (click for more)

Additions And Improvements At Camp Jordan Arena Coming Soon

Additions and improvements are coming to Camp Jordan Arena in the near future. At the Thursday night meeting of the East Ridge city council, approval was given for buying new playground equipment. It will come from Gametime, a locally-based company. The VP of Marketing lives in East Ridge and made a proposal to set up the playground at Camp Jordan so his company could use it for ... (click for more)

Teenager Killed In ATV Accident Thursday Night

Damon Lee Jones, 15, was killed Thursday night in an ATV accident in Walker County. It was reported he was riding with a 17-year old, when they tried to enter a church parking lot, but ran into a cable barrier. The accident happened on Dunwoody Road in LaFayette. The other rider, identified as Timothy J. Wallin, was not injured.   (click for more)