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Chester Williams

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Chester Williams, 85, of Gobler, Mo., died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, at his residence.

Born March 24, 1923, in Portageville, Mo., son of the late Walter and Ezella Williams, he was a U.S. veteran, having served in WWII, he was employed at Oscar Meyer, he was a farmer and he owned the South End Cafe in Hayti Heights, Mo. He was a member of the United Baptist Church, a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Gobler branch of the NAACP.

Survivors include one son, Ray Williams, and wife, Phyllis, of Toledo, Ohio; three daughters, Chesterlon Williams, of Gobler, Cora Flynn and husband, Tony, of St. Louis, Mo., and LeVonne Loman, of Caruthersville, Mo.; 15 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Cora Lee Williams and Jessie Mae Estell; one grandchild and three great-grandchildren.

H.S. Smith Funeral Home of Caruthersville was in charge of arrangements.