Oddie B. Williams

Funeral services for Oddie B. Williams, 97, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at Highland Heights United Methodist Church. Rev. Joseph Garnett and Rev. Claude McKiddy will officiate. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 6-8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home, located at 401 E. Third Street in Sweetwater.Williams died Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at his home. He was born April 29, 1915, in Milam County, Texas. He married Bernice Taylor on Sept. 19, 1934, in Milam County, Texas. Oddie retired from Lone Star Industrial after 35 years. He pastored at AME Church in Eastland and Snyder, Texas. He was a faithful member of Bethel AME Church where he served as a Steward and associated minister. He was also a member of Highland Heights United Methodist Church. He was a longtime member of the Sweetwater Kiwanis Club.Survivors include his sister, Ruthie Nelson of Lamesa; sons, Webster Williams and wife Phyllis of Sweetwater, and Harold Williams and wife Sherry of Sweetwater; daughters, Agnes Johnson of San Bernardino, California, Versie Perry of Sweetwater, Harriett Washington and husband J.C. of Sweetwater and Kay Baker and husband Don of Fontana, California; 18 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, 36 great-great-grandchildren, and 21 great-great-great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents, Andy Williams and Bertha Saddler; sisters, Harvie Gentry, Girtha Moore and Thelma Staten; son, Larriett; and daughter, Ruthie Nell Dorsey.Pallbearers will be his grandsons and great-grandsons.