Barbara Ann Keefer Williams, 93, a devoted wife and mother passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at St. Joseph of the Pines Coventry in Southern Pines. 

Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana she was a daughter of the late Mark A. Keefer and Marie Stevens Keefer, and was a homemaker. 

In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Roger E. Williams; her four siblings: Mark, Jr., Evelyn, Edward, and Richard.

She is survived by her five children; Roger Bruce WIlliams (KumOk) of Irving, TX, Cindy S. Cartner (Lawrence) of Fort Mill, SC, Alan K. Williams (Cathy) of Florissant, MO, Melissa A. Vasseur (J. Keith) of Fenton, MO, Julia E Overby (Tommy) of Sanford, NC; three grandchildren: Michael L. Cartner, Dani R. Hargens, Zachary J. Vasseur; three great-grandchildren: Ainsley R. Hargens, Paige A. Hargens, and Lauren M. Cartner. 

A memorial service will be held at a later date for Barbara and her late husband Roger. 

Memorials may be made to: FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Rd., Pinehurst, NC 28374.

Condolences may be offered at

Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is serving the Williams family. 


The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Barbara Keefer Williams's name.

FirstHealth Hospice Foundation

150 Applecross Road
Pinehurst, NC

Memories Timeline


  1. Barbara Williams and her husband Roger were wonderful neighbors for many years in Whispering Pines. I had long and memorable conversations with Barbara across the fence that separated our back yards. She was always a cheerful and engaging soul and never failed to ask about my family, both immediate and extended. And she really knew her flowers and vegetables. We often discussed tomato varieties in the spring. Blessings on all who she has left behind!
    Larry Allen

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