Retha Walker Williams
By Sparta Live | October 29, 2009 12:00 am
Retha Walker Williams, 84, of Sparta, passed away Oct. 23, 2009, at White County Community Hospital.
Mrs. Williams was born Aug. 9, 1925, in White County, to Dave Walker and Lala Weaver Walker.
She enjoyed 49 years of marriage to Hollis Rhea Williams, and together they ran Sparta Feed Store. Mrs. Williams was a lifelong member of Cherry Creek Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Survivors include her son, Blake Williams and wife Kimberly, of Sparta; granddaughters, Melea Johnson and husband Brad, of Sparta, Alicia Williams, of Cookeville; great-grandson, Matthew Walker Johnson, of Sparta; and one brother, Erby Gene Walker and wife Sue, of Sparta.
Funeral service will be 3 p.m., Oct. 26, 2009, at Thurman Funeral Home, with burial in Plainview Cemetery, on Highway 84. The family will receive friends 4-6:30 p.m., Oct. 25, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Cherry Creek Church of Christ Cemetery Fund, 450 Plum Creek Road, Sparta, TN 38583; or Plainview Cemetery Fund, 3106 Monterey Hwy., Sparta, Tenn. 38583.
Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.