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Everett Williams

October 27, 1916 — August 28, 2011

Everett Eugene Williams, 94, of Sciotodale, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, August 28, 2011, at his home. He was surrounded by his family when God took him to his heavenly home. Everett was born on October 27, 1916 to Albert and Mary (Garey) Williams in South Webster, Ohio. He was the oldest of four brothers: Bernard Williams (deceased), Paul Williams (deceased), Don Williams (deceased), and Wayne (June) Williams (surviving). He was married to Gracie Juanita (Smith) on December 23, 1936. Unto this union was born seven children. Gracie preceded him in death on October 7, 1977. As a young man, Everett spent endless days working for the WPA Program, the clay mines in Scioto Furnace, Ohio, and the coal mines in Omer, West Virginia. Later, Everett was employed at the Harbinson Walker Brick Factory, the Railway Express, the A-Plant, the Midland Wholesale Food Company, and the George H. Jung Advertising Company. Everett experienced many places of employment in his younger years, but the love of sales and furniture led him to purchase the McCurdy Building in Wheelersburg, Ohio in 1957. This was the beginning of Everett Williams Furniture. He deligently worked at the company until he was 80 years old, then turned the business over to his only son Roger, and his six daughters. Everett is survived by his second wife, Frances Rankin Williams, whom he married December 15, 1979, and his seven children and her five children. His surviving children are: Sybil (Skip) Meadows, Janet (Paul) Porter, Beulah (John) Hagen, Roger (Pat) Williams, Sue Leadingham, Judy (Dick) Boyle, and Nancy (John) Mullins. His surviving step-children are: Larry (Margarita) Rankin, Dave (Barb) Rankin, Elaine (John) Brayley, Randy Rankin, and Mark (Kathy) Rankin. Everett was blessed with many grandchildren: Pam (Ross) Scaggs, Jeff (Marybeth) Meadows, Kim (Todd) Jarvis, Cheryl (Brian) Bays, Angela (Steve) Marvin, Cale Hagen, Kelly (Carl) Walker, Jennifer (Ty) Kimbo, Lisa Williams, Susan Stephenson, Matthew (Jo) Williams, Paul (Kim) Branstetter, Cor (Brian) Davidson, Katie (Craig) Kast, Rich (Emilee) Boyle, Courtney (Matt) Cash, Amy Hughes, and Allison Hoskins. He was also blessed with abundant great-grandchilden: Jessica, Jillian and J.T. Meadows, Meredith Scaggs, Braxton and Bergen Jarvis, Justin (Katie) Bays, Callie Bays, Emily, Ben, and Nick Marvin, Kaylee and Micah Hagen, Megan Williams, Hayden Stephenson, Seth and Andrew Swayne, Gracie and Garrett Williams, Madison and Gabby Walker, Allison and McKenzie Davidson, Khloe Kast, Addison and Haley Branstetter, Abigail, Anna and Ava Boyle, Davis and Gracie Cash, Brittany and Hanna McIntyre, Chad, Chase and Faith Jones. One great-great grandchild, Aubray Swayne. Everett's step grandchildren include: Chris (Jen) Rankin, Matthew (Metta) Rankin, Grant Brayley, Julia Rankin, Gabriel Rankin, Natalie Rankin, and Christie Deaton. His step great grandchildren are: Sophia Rankin, Taylor Rankin, Asha Rankin, and Xavier Deaton. He was very active in his church, Sciotodale Free Will Baptist, and the Gideons organization. His love for God, family, and community were very prominent in his life. The family sends deep appreciation for Everett's caregivers, Linda Charles, Virginia Spencer, and Alice Charles, SOMC Hospice, and Porter Township Rescue Squad. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday at Sciotodale Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Aaron Reed and Rev. Dan Widdig officiating. The family will receive Everett's friends on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Brant Funeral Home in Sciotoville and one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Memorial Burial Park in Wheelersburg. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sciotodale Free Will Baptist Church, Gideons International, and the SOMC Hospice.

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