2017-06-22 / Obituaries


Lee Bowling Williams, died peacefully at home on June 21, 2017, at the age of 86.

Lee was raised in Sunflower, to Lewis Harris and Carrie Lee Bowling Williams. Lee received his education at Leroy High School, class of 1948 and then on to Mississippi State University on a baseball scholarship where he received his B.S. Degree. Lee then went straight into the Army where he saw active duty in Korea during the Korean conflict. After his military service, he entered the University of Alabama, where he received his L.L.B. and J.D. degree. He graduated in 1956.

The 86-year-old attorney had been practicing in Grove Hill since 1959. He was the oldest practicing attorney in Clarke County, and recently welcomed his grandson, Bo Keahey to his practice. Lee was a lifelong Democrat and served on the State Democratic Party Committee and was chairman of the Clarke County party for many years.

Lee is survived by his wife of 60 years, Patricia Hale and six daughters, Becky (Mark T.) Williams, Pamela (Bobby) Keahey, Dixie (Mark) Cooper, Cindy (Gil) Gilmore, Dinah (Bubba) Pritchett and Carrie (Clay Hannah) Williams and a brother, Wallace Hart (Charlie) Williams who resides in Boyd, Texas; 19 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and older brother, Lt. Col. Ret. Lewis Harris Williams III.

A celebration of his life was Saturday, June 24 at 11 a.m. at the Grove Hill Baptist Church. A graveside service was at Magnolia Lawn Cemetery in Grove Hill.

The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to Della Williams and Southern Care Hospice for the excellent care given to him during his illness.

Donations in his memory can be given to Pilots for Christ, Monroeville, Ala., Grove Hill Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, or Clarke Prep School in Grove Hill.

Condolences may be offered at www.obryantchapelfh.com.

O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.


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