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Our mom, Grace Ward Williams, 97, passed away quietly at home Wednesday, March 8, 2017. She was born Nov. 3, 1919, in Nakina, N.C.

The daughter of the late Arthur and Fairy Ward, she was the oldest and last survivor of seven siblings. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Henry C. Williams; and a beloved son, Larry Williams.

She is survived by two daughters, Emily Riddle of Shallotte and Gale Englert of Lake Waccamaw; son, Warren Williams, and his wife, Karen, of Granbury, Texas; daughter-in-law, Sandra Williams of Shallotte; 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 10, at Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte, N.C. Funeral services will begin at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at Union Chapel Pentecostal Church. Interment will follow in Henry Williams Family Cemetery, Shallotte. Casket bearers will be Mikey Hyatt, Christan Williams, Jeffrey Williams, Nick Williams, Daniel Williams and Tanner Hyatt, with Farron Holden as honorary casket bearer.

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