Obituaries, September 8, 2013

Obituaries reported on Saturday
Sep. 09, 2013 @ 10:19 AM

Senior Chief Boilermaker (Retired) Lynn Andrew Williams age 87 of Forest City, NC passed away Friday September 6, 2013 in Boiling Springs, NC. Born in Memphis, TN to the late Lynn Elmer Williams and Ida Clayton Williams he was retired from the U.S. Navy with 28 years of service.

Left to cherish his memory are his children – Robert & Claudia Williams of Aurora, CO; Lynwood & Patty Williams of Woodbury, NJ; Patricia & Chuck Engel of Topeka, KS; Teresa Murphy of Spartanburg, SC; Diane & Mark Ilderton of Acworth, GA; David and Lisa Williams of New Castle, DE; Ernest & Kris Williams of Spartanburg, SC; siblings- Ernest Richard & Melda Williams of Rockford, IL Peggy Rinks of Rector, AR; Charles & Candy Williams of Reel Foot, TN; Juanita & Earl Franks Rockford, IL. 19 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Margaret Williams, one son Daniel Williams, one great grandchild, and siblings Lewis Williams, Haskell Williams, Mary Barnette and Shirley Burdin.

A celebration of life will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday September 11, 2013 at Glenwood Baptist Church 461 Bostic Sunshine Hwy, Bostic NC 28018 with Rev. Jason Toney, Rev. Keith Stephenson and Rev. Jerry Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with full military honors. The family will receive friends 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday September 10, 2013 at Crowe’s Mortuary Rutherfordton, NC.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County P.O. Box 336 Forest City, NC 28043. Online condolences may be made at