George Elbert Williams, 96, of Reidsville passed away on Monday, June 21, 2021 at the Rockingham County Hospice Home.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, June 25, 2021 at the Carter Family Cemetery in Stoneville with Pastor Floyd Repass officiating. The family will receive friends at his home (1005 Poplar St.)
Mr. Williams was born on April 25, 1925 in Rockingham County to the late Robert Pinkney Williams and E. Pearl Hurd Williams. He was a US Navy Veteran and a member of the Reidsville American Legion Post. He was a longtime and faithful member of College Park Baptist Church and led the congregational singing for many years. He retired from the American Tobacco with over 40 years of service. He was an avid golfer and was actually a member of the National Association of Left-Handed Golfers finishing career with 3 hole-in-ones. He loved working outside and was an honorary trustee of the Carter Family Cemetery keeping a close look on the grounds.
He is preceded in death by his son, Tim Williams; grandson, Jordan Fain; Denise and Peggy’s mother, Mary W. Williams; sisters, Mary Lee W. Miller, Shirley W. Harris, Joy Ann W. Lamberth, & Ruby W. Harrison; brothers, Howard Williams, Thomas Williams, William (Ted) Williams, Charles B. (C.B.) Williams and infant brothers Robert Franklin & Carlton Wayne Williams.
He is survived by his daughters, Denise Somers and husband, Keith and Peggy Shreve and husband, Danny; daughter-in-law, Alyene Williams; grandchildren, Brian Somers and wife, Jennifer, Michael Somers and Nikki Williams and husband, Lamont; great grandchildren, Bray Somers, Alissa Fain, Sami Ree Somers, Jett Somers and Presley Somers; sister-in-law, Betty Jean Williams and brothers-in-law, Pete Harris and Jack Harrison; special nieces and nephews and a large extended family.
The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to the staff of Hospice of Rockingham County for the love and care they provided to Mr. Williams.