2009-10-15 / Obituaries


Billy Ray Williamson, 56, of Greenwood died Oct. 6, 2009.

He was born March 22, 1953. He was a member of Springfield Methodist Protestant Church and for many years a member of the Bassett Creek Baptist Church having served at the time as Sunday School Superintendent. He was one of the first members during the early 1970s of the Fulton Volunteer Fire Department. He was employed for 25 years by the Alabama Department of Transportation having served more than a decade as a storm water coordinator. Among his many occupations prior to ALDOT, he served on the Clarke County Sheriff’s Auxiliary as a jailer, he was the manager at the Greer’s store in Fulton and Thomasville and as a young man he also worked at Scotch Lumber Company in Fulton.

Survivors include his wife, Anne Stanton Williamson, Greenwood; one son, Bryant (Tammy) Williamson, Jackson; one daughter, Glori (Ken) Holley, Daphne; one step-son, Ronny (Robin) Rydzowski, Satsuma; three step-daughters, Charity (Don) Polk, Roberts, AL, Beth (Dwayne) Higdon, Brewton, Dani (Fiancee David Grant) Tyree, Flomaton; his mother, Nell Jackson, Thomasville; three brothers, Heustis (Janis) Avritt Jr., Fairhope, George (Tina) Hayes, Selma, Tim Jackson, Mobile; four sisters, Wanda Avritt, Grove Hill, Dara (John) Whitney, Melbourne, FL, Sonja (Bill) Jordan, Prattville, Vanessa ( Johnny) Bosarge, Satsuma; mother-in-law, Frances Stanton Lee, Century, FL; eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Bill and Ethel Williamson.

The service was Oct. 9 at 11 a.m. at O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home with Revs. Rex Jackson and Percy Clarke officiating. Burial was in the Bassett Creek Baptist Church Cemetery near Grove Hill.

Active pallbearers were Robert Fore, Larry Gene Sheffield, George Hayes, Lou Wallace, Jim Henley, Buddy Hughes and Darryl Drinkard.

Honorary pallbearers were Ray Walker and Jerry Holt.

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