November 11, 2012

William Hubert Williams

— Mr. William Hubert Williams, 68, of Dalton, departed this life from his residence early Friday morning, Nov. 9, 2012, to rest at the right hand of the Father.

Hubert “Bunk” Williams was born Nov. 14, 1943, in Piedmont, Ala. He is the son of the late James and Ruth Williams.

Hubert served two tours in the army during the Vietnam War. He was lovingly known as “Paps” by his grandchildren and friends of theirs. “Paps” donated his body to the Medical Education and Research Institute to further medical research and training. He is best known as a godly man, loving husband, father, papaw, brother, uncle, cousin and friend who had no boundaries in his generosity and citizenship toward others. As one close friend so eloquently put it, “It doesn't take long for our tears to turn to laughter when we think about all the funny things Paps said to make us all laugh.” He was a GREAT man and will be missed by all he touched.

He is proceeded in death by brothers, Robert Lee “Bob” Williams, Bert Lee Williams, George Lee Williams and Alfred “Tump” Williams; sister, Mary Williams Hartness; and brother-in-law, R.C. Trammell.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Annetta Marie Stevens Williams; daughter, Dana Williams Holsomback; son and daughter-in-law, Jamie and Diane Williams; grandchildren, Clint and Ben Holsomback and Natalie and Karli Williams, all of Dalton; sisters, Sarah Alice Williams Walker of Cedartown, Betty Williams Trammell of Dalton; brother, Donald “Duke” Williams of Dalton; brothers and sister-in-laws, Virnon and Martha Williams of Tunnel Hill, Thomas and Joyce Williams of Dalton; Henry and Kristi Williams of Thomasville; sister and brother-in-law Sherion and Jay Hornsby of Delaware; sister-in-law, Doris Williams of Dalton; a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Hubert Williams will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the service.

In lieu of flowers, contact the family for details on how to donate “In memory of” with the Wounded Warrior Project.

Peeples Funeral Home of Chatsworth is in charge of arrangements.