NASHVILLE - Funeral services for William "Joe" Williams, 69, who died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, will be held Friday, Sept. 9, at 1 p.m. at Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Castalia, with Pastor Bobby Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in the Hickory Grove Church cemetery.
Surviving: daughter, Tonya Dowdy (Scotty) of Middlesex; sons, Melvin Williams (Tina) of Spring Hope, Desi Williams of Louisburg; sister, Janet James of Bronx, NY; brothers, Charlie "Bud" Williams (Barbara) of Henderson, Larry Williams of Mt. Vernon, N. Y., James Williams of Louisburg, Michael Williams of Bronx, N.Y.; and seven grandchildren.
Open visitation will be held on Thursday, Sept. 8, from 3 until 7 p.m. at Richardson Funeral Home in Louisburg.