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Woodrow Raymond Williams

Born: 3/16/1939

Died: 1/15/2001

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

Woodrow Raymond Williams, 61, a longtime resident of the Lane, Oklahoma area, passed away Monday January 15, 2001 at Valley View Hospital in Ada, Oklahoma. He was born March 16, 1939 at Lance to Graymon Tom and Sophia M. (LeFlore) Williams.

He attended school in Lane and was a member of the Pine Grove Methodist Church. Woodrow was in the Oklahoma National Guard’s 45th Infantry Division. He and his brother, Gilbert Williams, once served as guards for President Kennedy when the President visited the area.

Woodrow was preceded in death by his father, Graymon Tom Williams; brother, Gilbert Bon Williams, and sister, Nancy Irvin.

Survivors include his mother, Sophia Woods of Lane; seven children, Raymond Williams, Kenith Williams, Elton Williams, Vannette Turner and husband, Robert, and Jenetta Dodson and husband, Gene, all of Lane, Quannah Watson and husband, Kenny, of Midwest City, Oklahoma, and Royal Williams of Lawton, Oklahoma; 21 grandchildren; one great-greandson; sisters, Norma Gean Howe and husband, Vernon, of Wilburton, Oklahoma and Shirley Hamilton of Durant, Oklahoma; favorite cousin, Vivian Marris and husband, Woodrow, of Tushka, Oklahoma; an aunt, Isable Williams and husband, Reed, of Tushka, Oklahoma; an aunt, Isable Williams and husband, Reed, of Tushka; and many other cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends.