Mills Jobe “Dick” Williams

Published 11:21 am Monday, May 2, 2011

WINTON – Mills Jobe “Dick” Williams, 85, of 206 North Main Street, Winton, died Sunday, May 1, 2011 in Roanoke-Chowan Hospital, Ahoskie.

Mr. Williams was born in Gates County and was the son of the late Jobe Hofler and Kittie Greene Williams.

Retired from the N.C. Forest Service, he was also owner and operator of Williams Fishery for many years.

A member of Winton Baptist Church, he had served as a deacon and on the Cemetery Committee; was a member of the Winton Volunteer Fire Department and Winton Rescue Squad; a charter member and past master of Winton Lodge #723; and a member of the Ahoskie Chapter #291, The Order of the Eastern Star.

He was an Army veteran of the Korean War.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Dunn; and a brother, George Williams.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Judy Evans Williams; three daughters, Rebecca Harrell and husband, Richard, of Winton, Dean Byrum and husband, Tim, of Como, and Jean Cobb and husband, Joey, of Windsor; a son, Barry Williams and wife, Ellen, of Rich Square; a sister, Maggie Parrish of Chesapeake; a brother, Thomas Williams of Chesapeake; nine grandchildren, Melissa Bridgers, Mills Harrell, Jason and Ryan Williams, Andy and Amanda Byrum, and Matt, Nicholas and Jessie Cobb; and three great-grandchildren, Dillon and Christopher Harrell and Zoe Bridgers.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 in Winton Baptist Church by the Rev. Joseph Futrell.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Friends may join the family Monday from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in Miller Funeral Home, 304 Main Street, Gatesville, and all other times at the residence.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Winton Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, PO Box 415, Winton, NC 27986.

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