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Obit – Mrs. Emogene Williams

Creek Community homemaker, Mrs. Emogene Williams, died at the age of 90 at the St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday morning January 26, 2021. Mrs. Williams was admitted Saturday evening January 23rd suffering from complications from liver disease.

Mrs. Williams’s former pastor, Eld. Kevin Graham, officiated at the 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon January 30th funeral services from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Burial followed between her infant son and husband in section three at the Defeated Creek Memorial Gardens.

The only child, she was born Altia Emogene West in the Dillehay Hollow in the Defeated Creek Community on November 18, 1930 and was the daughter of the late Stanton West who died at the age of 51 on September 29, 1957 and Gertie Lorene Shoulders West who died at the age of 58 on September 2, 1970 at the age of 58.

In Blairsville in Union County, Georgia on June 7, 1946, she was united in marriage to Difficult Community native Ryman Osteen Williams who preceded her in death on September 3, 2016 at the age of 91 following over seventy years of marriage.

They were preceded in death by two children, Wayne Keith Williams who died as a five month old infant on December 11, 1962 and Ronald Neal Williams who died as the result of an automobile accident on Brick Church Pike in Nashville at the age of 25 on July 27, 1973.

Mrs. Williams was saved and was baptized into the full fellowship of the Defeated Creek Missionary Baptist church where she was a dedicated member and remained faithful in her attendance as long as her health permitted.

Surviving are her two sons, Mark Williams and wife Sheena of Murfreesboro, Joe Williams and wife Ellen Kemp Williams of Mt. Juliet, four grandchildren, Chad Williams and wife Glenda of the Tanglewood Community, Carl Williams and wife Amanda of Hendersonville, Jennifer Williams of Gallatin, Casin Williams and wife Stephannie of Colorado Springs, Colorado; five great grandchildren, Austin, Abbi, Jack, and Anna Williams and Lyric Robinson.

The Williams family requests memorials to the Defeated Creek Missionary Baptist Church.