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Betty A. Williams

May 23, 1935 — March 20, 2024


Betty A. Williams, age 88 of Paris, TN, died Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris.


She retired after many years from the Henry County Circuit Court Clerk’s office.  Betty was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church in Paris, where she was very active as a member of the Ambassador Sunday School Class and served meals to families during times of bereavement.  She enjoyed painting, loved going to the mountains, and traveling out west with her husband in their motorhome.  Betty enjoyed being the cook at the Henry County jail in the 1970s when her late husband, Leon, served his first term as sheriff.  She later served as a bookkeeper for several sheriffs before starting work at the circuit court clerk’s office.  She was a very loving grandmother who treasured her grandchildren.    


Betty was born May 23, 1935, in Paris, TN, to the late Douglas Anderson and the late Pauline Sullivan Anderson.


She was married November 4, 1955, to Leon V. Williams, who preceded her in death on July 19, 2000.  


She is survived by her daughter, Linda (Steve) McCadams of Paris, TN; her son, Terry (Joan) Williams of Paris, TN; one sister, Karon (Billy) Hill of Austin, TX; and three grandchildren, Drake (Courtney) Williams, Brooke Williams, and Holly Williams.


In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by one granddaughter, Courtney Williams.


Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap Street/PO Box 788, Paris, TN 38242.  A public graveside service will be held Saturday, March 23, 2024, at 10:00 am at Buck Williams Cemetery on East Antioch Road in Springville, TN, with Brian Wimberley officiating.


Serving as pallbearers will be Dickie Bomar, Danny Williams, Ray Harding, Danny Nelson, Josh Frey, and Kenny Mathews. 


Burial will follow the graveside service in Buck Williams Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church Bereavement Meal Ministry, PO Box 25, Paris, TN 38242 or to Buck Williams Cemetery Fund, c/o Cindy Rice, 150 Bull Durham Road, Buchanan, TN 38222.

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