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Shirley Ann WIlliams

February 13, 1933 — August 30, 2023

Buchanan, TN

Shirley Ann Williams, age 90 of Buchanan, TN, died Wednesday, August 30, 2023, at The Farms at Puryear.


She worked for several years at Holley Carburetor in Paris, then worked at and retired from Plumley Manufacturing.  Shirley raised seven children, loved gardening and cooking, and enjoyed fishing, bingo, and painting.  She was of Baptist faith.


Shirley was born February 13, 1933, in Rector, AR, to the late Hubert Braden and the late Lela McCoy Braden.


She was married December 28, 1948, to Lelon Williams, who preceded her in death in July 2002.


She is survived by three daughters, Donna Williams of Buchanan, TN, Sandra Dawson of Hillsville, VA, and Cathy (John) Shouse of Hillsville, VA; three sons, Michael (Wanda) Williams of Buchanan, TN, Ricky Williams of Buchanan, TN, and Kenneth (Terry) Williams of NC; two sisters, Betty Stephens of MI, and Gloria Sheldon of FL; 9 grandchildren, Kim, Chris, Willie, Kent, Nichole, Kristin, Kenny Ray, Karen, and Waylon; and several great grandchildren.


In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by one daughter, Diane Rushing; two sisters, Marge and Mavis;  one brother, Gus; and one grandchild, Tony Parrish.


Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap Street/PO Box 788, Paris, TN 38242.  The body is to be cremated with a graveside service to be held at a later date.







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