Memorial Funeral Home

613 Bunch Street, Corinth, MS


Doris Carolyn Williams

October 11, 1932July 1, 2019

Carolyn Williams

A Celebration of Life Service for Doris Carolyn Williams 86, will be held Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Tate Baptist Church, 1201 N. Harper Rd., Corinth, MS. 38834.

Family and friends gathering will be from 1:00 PM to 1:55 PM. at the church.

Carolyn died July 1, 2019 at Whitfield Nursing Home. She was born October 11, 1932 in Memphis, TN. to the late John Henry Griffin Jr. and Arvell Watkins Griffin. She was formally of Memphis, before moving to Goat Island, then moving to Mexico for several years to live, before moving to Corinth 35 years ago. She was a member of Oakland Baptist Church, singing in the choir and active with her Sunday School Class. She was retired as secretary for the family businesses including Toolcraft. She enjoyed crocheting "Cross in my Pocket" keepsakes for family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and was the last of eight brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Virgil E. Williams; sons, Gene Williams (Merci), Carl Williams (Gloria), Glen Williams, Joe Williams (Cheryl); eleven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Contributions in Carolyn' memory may be made to American Cancer Society or the charity of the donor's choice.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.memorialcorinth.com for the Williams family.


  • American Cancer Society


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, July 13, 2019
  • Family and Friends Gathering Saturday, July 13, 2019


Doris Carolyn Williams

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Carl Williams

July 6, 2019

Her mission in life turned out to be making her “A Cross in my Pocket.” Despite her severe arthritis, she was prolific even donating many of them to the Auxiliary at Magnolia Regional Health Center for them to sell. While not being a member, she received special recognition for her dedication at the Auxiliary annual Christmas party which was published in the Daily Corinthian on December 23, 2004.

Carl Williams

July 5, 2019

When Virgil and Carolyn decided to elope, they went to Hernando, MS. She had just turned 16. She could not tell a lie to the JP about her age, so they left and drove one county south to Senatobia and found a Judge who happened to be drunk. Carolyn could write a lie about her age; she just couldn't speak a lie. They got married 4 days after her 16th birthday and Virgil took her back to her house that night and he went to his. Then they made it to their 70th anniversary last October.

Scott Southall

July 3, 2019

Ms. Carolyn was a wonderful lady! Made the best salsa anywhere!