Josephine Ritchie Williams, 94, of Elizabethton, passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, at Pine Ridge Care Center, following an extended illness.
Josephine was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Barnal Allen and Mary Ettie Nichols Ritchie. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence C. Williams; an infant brother; three sisters, Ethel Robinson, Beulah Smith and Anna Lee Lewis; and a special grandson by marriage, Billy Wayne Hilton.
Mrs. Williams was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed gardening and flowers.
Survivors include three sons, Ed Williams and wife Charlotte, Darrell Williams and wife Barbara, and Harold Williams, all of Elizabethton; three grandchildren, Kathy Hilton and her friend, George Shoun, Ann Andrews and husband James, and Darrell Wayne Williams and wife Donna, all of Elizabethton; and four great-grandchildren, Jeffery “Skeeter” Bowers, Billy “Peanut” Hilton, Kelly JoMae Hilton and Jamie Andrews. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The family requests the comfort and honor of your presence at the funeral service for Mrs. Williams on Friday, January 24, at 7 p.m. in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with the Rev. Carl Grindstaff and the Rev. Brian Smith officiating. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, prior to the service, or at the residence of a son and daughter-in-law, Ed and Charlotte Williams, 112 Crestview Drive, Elizabethton, at anytime. The graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 25, in the Pearl Bowers Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Jerry Shepard, Billy Hilton, George Shoun, Jacob Wilson, James Andrews and Paul Scalf Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be all her neighbors and friends in Black Bottom. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, at 10:15 a.m. Saturday to go in procession. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Pine Ridge Care Center, Dr. Vivian Clark, Dr. David Fenner and Dr. Robert Walter. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Williams family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.
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