Willard Williams

13 October, 193713 February, 2021

A private service for the immediate family of WIllard Willams, 83, is scheduled for 11:00 AM graveside at New Hope Presbyterian Church Cemetery on Saturday February 20, 2021.

Mr. Williams died on February 13, 2021 at Stonebridge Assisted Living. He was born in Pocahontas, TN on October 13, 1937 to the late Verlon and Catherine Hayes Williams. He served his country as a veteran of the U.S. Army. He retired with the United States Postal Service as a letter carrier. Before moving to Corinth he was a member of Bartlett Hills Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, playing softball well into his 50's and listening to bluegrass music.

Survivors are his wife of 63 years, Sammye Dee Williams; daughter, Dianne Lambert and husband Randy; grandchildren, Anna Carlisle and husband Allen; Abby Smith and husband Slater; and Jesse James and wife Tanna; great-grandchild, Hayes Carlisle; sister, Marilyn Clark and a host of other nieces, nephews, family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Steven Brawner Williams; daughter, Valerie Williams James; brothers, Wilburn and Audrey Williams; and a sister, Carolyn Long.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in honor of Willard Williams to the New Hope Presbyterian Cemetery Fund.

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McPeters Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.



  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, 20 February , 2021


  • Interment


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Jeanette Anderson

20 February 2021

Sammye and Diane, we have many good memories of times spent with our Hayes family that included Willard and his family. Willard kept us laughing with his wit and good-natured teasing. We will never forget, and will be always grateful for you, Sammye, and Willard being at our mother's bedside when she went to heaven. Praying for you both. With love, Annette Lawrence and Jeanette Anderson and family

Charlotte Waller

19 February 2021

So Thankful for my Uncle Willard and the times I got to be with him. My Earliest memory was when I was four or five. He and his soon to be wife Sammye would take me into town ( Corinth) to get a milkshake. He always had a big smile on his face and a kind word for me. He fit well into the big Brawner family after marrying my daddy’s youngest sister Sammye. It was hard for my dad to see his baby sister get married but when Willard came along he thought that would be OK. So thankful that he loved the Lord, I know I will see him again one day soon.✝️ Our prayers are with Aunt Sammye, and cousins Dianne, Anna, Abby and their families.❤️

Don and Jill Hopewell

15 February 2021

Dear Sammye and family, We were so saddened to hear of Willard's death. We were hoping to visit when it became possible, due to covid. Our prayers and love go out to you, all. Don and JIll