John Henry "Scoopy Leatherwood" Williams, 85, of Thomasville died Sept. 2, 2008 at Southwest Medical Center.
He was born Dec. 24, 1923. He was a native of Coy and a longtime resident of Fulton. He also lived in Thomasville for more than 17 years. He was a longtime member of the deacon board at Lily Baptist Church in Fulton and had served there for more than 40 years before his health declined. He had worked for Scotch Lumber Co. for 20 years. He had been a gardener for several years.
Survivors include six sons, Robert McDuffie, Joe Williams, both of Cleveland, Ohio, James Williams, San Diego, Calif., Henry Lee Williams, Eddie Ray Williams, both of Thomasville, Calvin Williams, Jackson; six daughters, Vera Johnson, Annie Savage, both of Cleveland, Ohio, Celia Morrissette, Indianapolis, Indiana, Dorothy Shepard, Joan Owens, Deborah Rankins, all of Thomasville; many grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.
The service was Sept. 6 at 1 p.m. at Lily Baptist Church in Fulton with Rev. Wiley McMillian officiating. Burial was in the Liberty Cemetery. Reese Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.
Active pallbearers were Men Making A Difference.