Joseph B. Williamson (AIKEN, S.C.)

AIKEN, S.C. - Joseph Burton Williamson, 71, husband of Shirley Herron Williamson, of Pipeline Rd., died Wednesday, August 20, in Augusta, GA. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, August 23, at 11 A.M. at Bethel Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Aiken Memorial Gardens in Aiken, SC, with Military Honors. Mr. Williamson was a native of Edgefield County and was a retired Quality Control Manager at Riegel - Mt. Vernon Mills with 38 years service. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church where he was a Deacon, Teller, Sunday School Teacher and also a member of the Senior Men's Sunday School Class. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserves. He was a devoted Husband, Daddy, PaPa and Brother. He was loved by all and will be truly missed. Survivors include his wife, 1 daughter Pamela (Robert) Lockamy, Martinez, 2 grandchildren, Kelsey and Ella Grace, 3 sisters, Frances Talbert, Gladys Brown, both of Edgefield, Annice Kneece, Trenton, 3 brothers, Frankie Williamson, Greenwood, Clifford Williamson, James Williamson, both of Edgefield. Pallbearers will be Edward Ford, Coleman Hatfield, Corey Fanning, Jonathon Fanning, Danny Grover, Lee Benson, Eddie Herron, and Gene Herron. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Senior Men's Sunday School Class. Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church, PO Box 2168, Aiken, SC 29802 The family is at the home and will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 PM at Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home. Sign the guestbook at

The Augusta Chronicle-August 21, 2008