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Rev. James Gordon Williams, 74

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WATERTOWN -- Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, March 7 at the Fall Creek Baptist Church for Rev. Williams, 74, of Smithville. A Southern Baptist Minister for 44 years and a native of the Norene Community, he died Mar. 5, 2010 at the Alvin C. York VA Hospital in Murfreesboro.

A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, Rev. Williams served churches such as: Bledsoe Creek, Dowelltown, Linwood, Smith Fork, Hickman, Whorton Springs and Hurricane Baptist Churches during his ministry.

Services were conducted by Rev. Jimmy Atnip and Jackie Edwards. Burial was at the Fairview Cemetery.
Survivors include: his wife Fran Hodge Williams of Smithville and daughters COnnie (Butch) Sullivan of Alabama, Glenda Midgett of Lebanon, Penny (Kevin) Burchfield and Traci Williams -- both of Smithville.

Also surviving are grandchildren: Josh (Sandy) Sullivan, Wesley (Tiffany) Midgett, Steven (Mandy) Tarpley and Wesley and Erin Burchfield; great granddaughter Jordan Nicole Sullivan.
Also surviving are siblings: Lucille Weaver and Robert (Martha) Williams -- both of Lebanon, Enoch (Doris Faye) williams of Norene and sister-in-law Sue Williams of Hendersonville as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by parents Marvin and Ellen Wrather Williams, grandson Phillip Tarpley, son-in-law Mike Midgett and brothers Clarence, Claude Mason, John E. and Glenn Williams.
Memorials should be directed to Hurricane Baptist Church, Giedons International or the American Cancer Society.  Hunter Funeral Home, Watertown was in charge of arrangements.

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