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Newport Independent - Newport, AR
  • Robert Williams

  • Mr. Robert Williams of Grubbs, 87, died at St. Bernard’s Hospital Oct. 25, 2012.
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  • He was born in Surrounded Hill Aug. 25, 1925 the son of the late Ross and Edna (Roussel) Williams.  
    He was a World War II Veteran serving the U. S. Navy as a 1st Class Petty Officer on the Aircraft Carrier “Belleau Wood” CVL-24 in the South Pacific.
    He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Grubbs, a 32-degree Mason and past Master of Fidelity 703. He enjoyed farming, hunting, and visiting with friends and family. He liked to spend time at his cabin on Greers Ferry Lake.
    He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Betty Jean Allen Williams; one beloved son, Ross Allen Williams; a grandson, Jaxon Dunnam; two sisters and three brothers.
    He is survived by one son, Robert David Williams (Sharon) of Grubbs; one daughter, Beth Ann Williams Dunnam of Jonesboro; four grandchildren, Sy Williams, Monica Williams (Hoselton), Ana Grace Williams and Kingston Dunnam; three great-grandchildren, River Hoselton, Ross Williams and Gentry Williams; one sister, June Allen of Grubbs; three brothers, Joe Ed Williams of Phoenix, Ariz., Dean Williams and Billy Max Williams, both of Heber Springs; and a host of nieces and nephews.
    Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 at the Grubbs First Baptist Church with Brother Hoover Lewis and Junior Ray Barham officiating. Visitation was held Sunday Oct. 28, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. Burial followed at Sandhill Cemetery in Auvergne.
    Pallbearers were all his nephews and grandson.
    Honorary Pallbearers were Brian Lancaster, Brian Anshultz, Michael Honey, Carlton Carson, Jimmy Phillips and Johnny Gibson.
    Arrangements by Dillinger Funeral Home (www.dillingerfuneralhome.com).
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