Born 7-25-1931-- Died 12-7-2004
Dow Franklin Williams, 73, of Alton, Mo., was born July 25, 1931, and died Dec. 7, 2004, at his home.
He was united in marriage to Jewell Feb. 28, 1952 and was a member of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife, Jewell Smith-Williams of the home; two daughters -- Janice and husband, Bill Williams of Alton, and Rita and husband, Bill, Hurtado of Alton; two sons -- Donnie and wife, Thelma Williams of Alton and Tommy and Terri Williams of Alton; six grandchildren -- Mekeia and Cora Hurtado, Joshua and Dustin Williams, Marshall and Nicholas Williams; one sister, Fern Marshall and a brother, Doyle Williams.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Cora Williams; two sisters -- Gladys Ford and Daisy Ford; and a brother, Ira Williams.
The funeral service was held Dec. 10 at the Clary Chapel in Alton, Mo. Officiating was Doc Barton and Doyle Williams, with burial following in the Cotton Creek Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of the Clary Funeral Home of Alton, Mo.