HICKMAN — Elmer C. Williams, 79, of Hickman died at 10:40 p.m. Thursday, July 18, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Union City, Tenn.
He was a member of Sassafras Ridge Baptist Church and a self-employed farmer.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Williams; one son, Paul Lee Williams of Hickman; four daughters, Janice Schecter of Murray, Tamara Sams of Water Valley, Lori Owens of Owensboro, and Sandra Guess of Hickman; one brother, Garland Williams of Hickman; three sisters, Lillie Mae Black of Hickman, Doris Walker of Parkers Crossroads, Tenn., and Brenda Green of Grand Rivers; 11 grandchildren,m and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother and two half brothers. His parents were Albert Williams Sr. and Zula (Goodman) Williams.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 21, 2013, at Sassafras Ridge Baptist Church with the Revs. Charles Southerland and Robert Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Hickman City Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, July 20, 2013, at Strong Funeral Home and again Sunday from noon until service hour at the church.