NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Mr. Paul L. Williams, 76, of Maplewood Drive, entered into rest September 27, 2005 at Aiken Regional Medical Center. Mr. Williams, a native of Edgefield County, attended Bettis Academy Junior College and Benedict College. He received his Bachelor of Art and Master's of Art degree from Hofstra University, Long Island, N.Y. He retired from The Ulysses Byas Elementary School after 25 years of service. He was a United States Army Veteran and a member of Doric Lodge #53 and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He was a member of Old Macedonia Baptist Church where he sang on the senior choir and male chorus. Survivors include is wife, Viola Jennings Williams; two daughters, Deborah Elaine Williams, Alexandria, Va., and Beverly Ann Hall, Atlanta, Ga.; three sisters, Lucy Ashley, Trenton, S.C., Anna Bell White, Philadelphia and Ophelia Thomas, Batesburg, S.C.; two brothers, Louis Williams, Washington, D.C. and Henry (Pearl) Williams, North Augusta; a grandson, Markel Hall; three sisters-in-law, Dorothy Williams, Maryland, Mary Jennings and Ora Bell Jennings, Graniteville, SC; two brothers- in-law, Willie (Unie) Jennings, Hephzibah, Ga., and Albert (Jean) Jennings, Graniteville, S.C.; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 1, 2005 at Old Macedonia Baptist Church with the Rev. Limuer Myers officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. G.L. Brightharp & Sons Mortuary, 614 West Avenue, North Augusta, SC.
The Augusta Chronicle September 30, 2005