West End, NC
Talmadge "Lee" Williams, age 86 died Tuesday (October 21, 2008) at his residence.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday at Culdee Presbyterian Church conducted by the Rev. Chris Bobo.
The family will receive friends following the service in the Culdee Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall.
A native of Moore County, he was the son of the late Eugene Stephen Williams and Vannie Lee Jackson Williams. He was preceded in death by five brothers and sisters. A World War II veteran, he served in the South Pacific as an Amphibian Tank Crewman and was the recipient of the purple heart and bronze star. He was also employed by Phillips Ford and Farm Bureau, served 12 years as County Commissioner, served as Elder Deacon at Culdee Presbyterian Church and retired as an independent insurance agent.
He is survived by: his wife of 62 years Jessie Hartsell Williams; daughters Judy Williams of Raleigh and Brenda Frye of Pinehurst; sons Ronnie Williams of Carthage, Curtis Williams of Matthews and Gary Williams of Carthage; a sister Louise Alford of Columbia, SC; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Culdee Presbyterian Church, 916 NC Hwy 73, West End, NC 27376; American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 or FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374.
Online condolences may be made at: www.FryAndPrickett.com

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  1. Brenda,
    I\’m sorry you have lost your Dad. He will now be in heaven watching over you and your Mom. Your exhaustive care over the past few months was necessary and you will never regret it, although some day you will say \"how did I ever get th

  2. LEE WAS A FINE MAN, WHO LEFT A LASTING IMPRESSION ON THOSE WHO HAD THE PLEASURE
    TO KNOW HIM. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS
    WILL BE WITH HIS FAMILY,AND LOVED ONES.
    FRANKIE AND PAT YOW CARTHAGE,NC

  3. Dearest Papa,
    There are no words to convey my admiration and respect for you. I thank God that you were in my life for a season. I learned a lot from you. Such a wonderful father and grandparent. My children were so blessed to have you serve as an

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