Deelie Irene Williams

Thursday, May 11, 2017
Deelie Irene Williams

Deelie Irene Williams, age 82, of Manila, passed from this life Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born in Spruce, Mo., to the late James F. and Mary Bailey Arnold, she had lived most of her life in the Manila area. She was a longtime member of the Blackwater Baptist Church where she served in many capacities including song leader, Sunday school teacher, and church treasurer. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Earl Williams.

She is survived by two sons, Gerald Williams of Manila and

Vernon Williams and his wife, Donna, of Bartlett, Tenn., a brother, Charles Arnold of Adrian, Mo.; two sisters, Florence Cunningham of Butler, Mo., and Leona Hill of Adrian, Mo.; two grandchildren Brandon Williams (Lori) and Ashley Stigler (Jon) and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held at 10 a. m. Saturday, May 13, at the Blackwater Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Colvin officiating. Burial will follow in Manila Cemetery. Pallbearers are Shane Flanigan, Ray Lee, Phillip Lasater, Jeff Eubanks, Jon Stigler, and Brandon Williams. The family will receive visitors Friday evening from 6-8 at the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Manila. Memorials are preferred to the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House. Friends may sign the guest register