OBITUARY

Catherine Bann Williams

September 20, 1917June 20, 2018
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Catherine Bann Williams, 100, of Texarkana, AR passed away June 20, 2018 at her home. Mrs. Williams was born September 20, 1917 in Texarkana, AR. She was a life long member of St. Edward Parrish Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, LT. Col. William R. Williams, Jr.; her parents, William Edward Bann and Maud Bann; brothers, Msgr. John M. Bann and Dr. William E. Bann; and sisters, Margaret Bann Hay and Louise Bann Narens.

Survivors include her sons, John Williams and his wife, Vickie of Tyler, TX, Bann Williams of Miami Shores, FL and Ross Williams of Texarkana, AR; daughters, Erin Williams of San Antonio, TX and Eileen Williams of Texarkana, AR and Ann Williams Purtle and husband, Don of Fayetteville, AR; grandsons, Stephen Purtle of Fayetteville, AR and David Purtle and wife Jessica of Sherwood, AR; granddaughters, Rebecca Behm and husband, Jacob of Houston, TX, Caroline Williams of Tyler, TX and Susannah Williams of Jackson, MS; 1 great grandson; 2 great granddaughters; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at St. Edwards Catholic Church with Rev. James West and Deacon David Fowler officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery under the direction of East Funeral Home - Downtown. Rosary will be recited 7 p.m., Monday. June 25, 2018 at East Memorial Chapel - Downtown. Memorials may be made to St. Edward Building Fund. Online tributes may be made at www.eastfuneralhomes.com or East Funeral Home Facebook page.

  • FAMILY

  • John and Vickie Willams, Son and daughter-in-law
  • Bann Williams, Son
  • Ross Williams, Son
  • Erin Williams, Daughter
  • Eileen Willams, Daughter
  • Ann and Don Purtle, Daughter and son-in-law
  • Stephen Purtle, David Purtle and wife Jessica, Rebecca Beham and Husband Jacab,Caroline Williams, Susannah Williams., Grandchildren
  • Three Great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, June 26, 2018
  • Rosary Monday, June 25, 2018

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial
REMEMBERING

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Kathy Webb

June 27, 2018

Dear Ann and Family,
My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you and your family. Your mom was such a sweet lady.

Love,
Kathy Murray Webb

Carolan Mahr

June 25, 2018

Dear Ann,
Thinking of you today and in the coming days and weeks. May beautiful memories comfort you and all the family.
Love,
Carolan Mahr

Teresa White

June 24, 2018

Our condolences to the Williams family.
Erin & Eileen with you in prayer, sending our Love. Peace Be With You.❤
Teresa & Don White

DiAnne Barfield

June 21, 2018

To Eileen & Family:
Please accept my sincere condolences in the passing of your Mother.
Being your backyard neighbor for many years has been a blessing.
I pray your memories will be a great comfort to all of you.

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Biography

Catherine Bann Williams, 100, of Texarkana, AR passed away June 20, 2018 at her home. Mrs. Williams was born September 20, 1917 in Texarkana, AR. She was a life long member of St. Edward Parrish Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, LT. Col. William R. Williams, Jr.; her parents, William Edward Bann and Maud Bann; brothers, Msgr. John M. Bann and Dr. William E. Bann; and sisters, Margaret Bann Hay and Louise Bann Narens.

Survivors include her sons, John Williams and his wife, Vickie of Tyler, TX, Bann Williams of Miami Shores, FL and Ross Williams of Texarkana, AR; daughters, Erin Williams of San Antonio, TX and Eileen Williams of Texarkana, AR and Ann Williams Purtle and husband, Don of Fayetteville, AR; grandsons, Stephen Purtle of Fayetteville, AR and David Purtle and wife Jessica of Sherwood, AR; granddaughters, Rebecca Behm and husband, Jacob of Houston, TX, Caroline Williams of Tyler, TX and Susannah Williams of Jackson, MS; 1 great grandson; 2 great granddaughters; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at St. Edwards Catholic Church with Rev. James West and Deacon David Fowler officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery under the direction of East Funeral Home - Downtown. Rosary will be recited 7 p.m., Monday. June 25, 2018 at East Memorial Chapel - Downtown. Memorials may be made to St. Edward Building Fund.
Online tributes may be made at www.eastfuneralhomes.com or East Funeral Home Facebook page.