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LEBANON -- Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mr. Seth O'Neal Williams, 85, of Lebanon. Owner of Lebanon Salvage Company and Mitzis Craft Korner in Lebanon, the decorated veteran of World War II died Aug. 8, 2011.

Mr. Williams was a US Army veteran of World War II where he served in the Battle of the Bulge with the 75th Infantry and was awarded the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star, the Victory Medal and a Good Conduct Medal. He earned the European African Middle Eastern service medal with three bronze stars.

Mr. Williams was a member of Fairview Church and was an avid hunter and fisherman as well as an advocate of Big Brothers.

The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home until 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 12 Noon until the service on Wednesday. Services will be conducted by Dr. Jonathan Richerson. Interment will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include: his wife of 59 years Bobbie Williams; daughters Wanda Crook and Cindy (Mark) Thorne; sons Billy (Cyndee) Williams and Danny (Terri) Williams; grandchildren Mitzi (Jeremy) Leasure, Marci (Cliff) Carey Jr., Molly Thorne, and numerous other grandchildren; great-grandchildren Maddison McFadden, Jeremiah Leasure and Emma Carey.

He is preceded in death by parents Joseph and Lula Belle Rollins Williams, four sisters, three brothers and son-in-law Andy Crook.

Pallbearers: Mark Thorne, Ricky Thorne, Gary Thorne, Cliff Carey Jr., Tommy Halbert, Jerry Baty, Jeremy Leasure and Bobby Desimone.

Honorary pallbearers: American Legion Post 15, James McCrary, Alan Foutch, Gene Rowland, Billy War Reese, Robert Thorne, Mark Tomlinson, Tony Taylor, Kevin McFadden, Joe Thompson and employees of Wilson County Motors.

Memorial donations: Fairview Church (1660 Leeville Pike, Lebanon 37087) and West Haven Baptist Church (5860 Lebanon Rd, Lebanon 37087).

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN.

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