W.B. "Billy" Williams

May 6, 1930March 5, 2013

W. B. “Billy” Williams, 82, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at Pine Pointe Hospice. Funeral services and a celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday at Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono, with private burial for the family only in Riverside Cemetery. Dr. Mark Hudgins will officiate. The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the charity of your choice.

Mr. Williams, son of the late Honorable Judge and Mrs. Ashton H. Williams, was born in Lake City, SC and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of South Carolina. He was an award-winning journalist and a longtime friend of Bill W. He was the father of the late Byrd Williams who died in 1991.

Survivors include his sons Jim (Carol) Williams of Forsyth and Ashton Williams of Bethesda, MD; his daughters, Connie Williams of Forsyth and Cindy (Alan) Burstein of Barnesville; his granddaughters, Elizabeth Tingen and Anna Williams and his former wife, Mary Alice Perkerson.

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Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, Macon, GA has charge of arrangements.



  • Funeral Service and a Celebration of Life Saturday, March 9, 2013


  • Burial

W.B. "Billy" Williams

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Mollie Matthews

March 23, 2013

I was saddened to hear of the death of Billy Byrd. I am sorry for your loss. I have many fond memeories of him having lived next door in Lake City, SC. He was such a good writer and I enjoyed reading his articles in local newspapers. Please know that I am thinking of you at this time.

March 9, 2013

My goodness, he looks just the same as I remember him all those years ago. I loved Billy Byrd. I have missed not seeing him and having a great laugh. He was absolutely one of a kind. Cousin Eleanor Williams Bradley, St. George, Ontario, Canada

Wayne Farmer

March 8, 2013

I and our group, New Forsyth Group will miss Mr. Billy, he was always willing to share his strength and hope with everyone, giving many the ability to stay on his path, we will use his words and example to guide us for many more years. Our prayers are with you during this time.