Ora Bea Williams

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Mrs. Ora Bea Williams, 89, of Blytheville, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012. Born Sept. 14, 1922, in Coldwater, Miss., to the late Haywood McKinney and Ruthie Malone McKinney, she was a homemaker and member of the Open Door House of Prayer where she served on the Mother board.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Williams; three daughters, Betty Pitts, Delores Williams and Betty Burns; one son, Eddie Lee Tunstall; and eight sisters and one brother.

Mrs. Williams leaves four daughters, Ruthie Jones, Annie Brown, Mary Alice Burton and Lillie Mays, all of Blytheville;

Seven sons, Earnest Tunstall, Jerry Williams, James Williams and David Williams of Blytheville, Tommy Williams Jr. of Chicago, George Tunstall of Memphis and Leroy Williams of Kansas City, Mo.; and

Sixty-one grandchildren, 148 great-grandchildren and 23 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Henry Mays officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Wilson Funeral Home.