2007-02-28 / Obituaries

L.C. Williams Jr. died after an extended illness

Mr. L.C. Williams Jr., 72, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007 at East Georgia Regional Medical Center after an extended illness.

Funeral services were 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at First Baptist Church with Dr. John Waters and the Rev. Bill Brown officiating.

Burial followed in Eastside Cemetery.

Mr. Williams was a native of Jenkins County and was a veteran of the United States Army having served during the Korean War. He served with the Millen Police Department from 1962-1969, when he became deputy sheriff with the Jenkins County Sheriff's Department. He was elected sheriff of Jenkins County in 1972 and served 12 consecutive years.

Mr. Williams received the Georgia Sheriff's Association Outstanding Service Award 1975-1985. He was also awarded the Georgia Sheriff's Association Distinguished Humanitarian Award in 1983 and 1984. He served 19 years with the Bulloch County Sheriff's Department.

He was preceded in death by his parents, L.C. Sr. and Hortense Parker Williams and a brother, Robert Williams.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Ruth B. Williams of Statesboro; a son and daughter-in-law, L.C. III and Lori Williams; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Teresa Williams, Patty and Steve Akin of Statesboro and Angie and Robert Newton of Sylvania; four sisters, Peggy Becton of North Augusta, S.C., Betty Crosby of Yorba Linda, Calif. and Lorene Blackburn and Gloria Martin, both of Millen; six brothers, Roy Williams of Manalapan, N.J., W.T., Kenny, Terry and Charles Williams, all of Millen, and Arnold Williams of North Augusta, S.C.; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Honorary pallbearers were all law enforcement agencies.

Active pallbearers were Raymond Blackburn, Anthony Martin, Arnold Ray Akins, John Staten, Rudolph Becton, Wendell Turner, James Hotchkiss and Lynn Anderson.

Visitation was held 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at Hodges- Moore Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 108 North Main Street, Statesboro, GA 30458.

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