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Vernon "Lightning" Williams

September 19, 1935 — May 30, 2016

Vernon “Lightning” Williams, 80, of Sciotoville, died Monday, May 30, 2016, at the Southern Ohio Medical Center emergency room.  Born on September 19, 1935 in Scioto County, he was a son of the late Clyde and Polly Castle Williams and was retired from Empire-Detroit Streel Corporation.  Lightning was a dedicated member of the breakfast group of McDonald’s in Portsmouth.

Also preceding him in death were a daughter, Valerie Hamilton, and a brother, Lonnie Williams.

Surviving are his wife, Dottie Bender Williams, a daughter, Beverly (Shawn) Pearl of Louisville, KY; a brother, Marvin “Tony” Williams of Minford; two sisters, Sandy (Ted) Tozer of Fairfax, VA and Bonnie (Jacque) Holloway of Dayton; three grandchildren, Emily Nicole (Bill) Runyon, Sarah Hamilton and Nicholas Pearl; and four great-grandchildren, Jacob Blaze Runyon, Eli Runyon, Alyssa Runyon and Sophia Ruth Hicks.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at the BRANT FUNERAL HOME IN SCIOTOVILLE with Pastor Ryan Brown officiating.  Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive guests at Brant’s from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday and one hour prior to the service.

To honor Vernon’s passionate commitment to the Democratic party, the family requests a vote for Hillary in his memory.


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