Originally created 11/27/05

Rev. Mr. Ephraim Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)



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AUGUSTA, Ga. - Deacon Ephraim J. Williams of Golden Avenue entered into rest Tuesday, November 22, 2005 at his residence. Requiem mass will be held Tuesday, November 29, 2005 at 12:15 p.m. at Church of the Most Holy Trinity with Most Rev. J. Kevin Boland, Bishop of Savannah officiating. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Deacon Williams, a native of Savannah, was a former resident of Millen, Ga. and had resided in Augusta since 1964. He was a graduate of Cuyler-Beach High School, Savannah and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in English from Savannah State College; then he earned a Master of Arts degree in English and Education from Atlanta University. He served in the U.S. Army from 1945-46 and was honorably discharged. Having served as a dedicated teacher in the public schools of Jenkins and Richmond Counties, he retired after having completed 32 years. In the Augusta community, he served as a hospice volunteer, a tutorfor secondary and college students and in prison ministry. He was a member of the National Alumni Association of Savannah State College, the Georgia Retired Teachers and Education Association and held life membership in the Senior Citizens Council. As a member of the Church of the Most Holy Trinity he had served as a permanent deacon since May 25, 1985. Survivors are his devoted wife of 54 years, Ada A. Williams; two brothers, Joseph Nathaniel (Sammie) Williams, Detroit, Mich., Rev. Adam (Filomena) Williams, Tacoma, Wa.; two sisters, Rhamy Laura Newton, Rev. Joretha R. Johnson, Savannah; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and two god daughters, Angela Leonard, Ph.D., Baltimore, Md. and Alicia A. Jonah, Augusta. Visitation will be held on Monday, November 28, 2005 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Church of the Most Holy Trinity with prayer vigil service commencing at 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial remembrances may be made to the Priest Retirement Fund c/o Church of the Most Holy Trinity, 811 Telfair Street, Augusta, Ga. 30901. Williams Funeral Home, 1765 Martin Luther King Blvd. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle November 27, 2005