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Barbara Blunt Williams

SoVaNow.com / January 15, 2013
Barbara Blunt Williams, 61 of Chase City, fell asleep in death Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 at Community Memorial Healthcenter, South Hill.

Mrs. Williams was born in Southampton County, on Sept. 5, 1951 to the late Gospel and Clara Richardson Blunt. She attended the Schools of Southampton County, and was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, South Hill congregation. Mrs. Williams was a self-employed Avon representative.

Cherishing her memories are her husband, Jimmie Williams of Chase City, six step-children, Morris Xavier Williams (Ida) of Roselle, N.J., Dorothy W. Jones of Kenbridge, Donna Williams and April Williams of Chase City, Malinda Williams of Boydton, and Denise Davis of Woodbridge, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; seven sisters, Annie Edwards and Viola Lucas (Frank) of Emporia, Bessie Chavis of Conyers, Ga., Elsie Harris (Melvin) and Tuwanna Okafor of Chesapeake, Ruth Edwards and Georgette White (Dennis) of Portsmouth, four brothers, Gospel Blunt, Jr. (Ardella) of Emporia, Eddie Blunt (Vivian) of Newport News, Elvis Blunt (Peronica) of Emporia, and Joseph Blunt of Lawrenceville, a foster brother, Willie Reese of Ewing, N.J., two brothers-in-law, and a vast number of other loving relatives and caring friends.

A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, South Hill, with Jim White delivering the talk.

Arrangements are by Giles-Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

Online condolences may be expressed at http://www.harrisfhc.com.

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