Born 4-13-1928 -- Died 10-11-2004
Gene William Will-iams, 76, of Wellsville, Mo., died Oct. 11, 2004, at his residence in Wellsville.
He was born April 13, 1928, in Alton, Mo., to Jesse Monroe and Martha Sisco Williams. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He married Ann Jones in Salem, Ark., in 1950. They would have been married 54 years on Oct. 14, 2004.
He was self-employed and worked as a carpenter most of his life. He loved fishing, hunting and woodworking. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Survivors are his wife, Ann Jones Williams of Wellsville; six daugh- ters -- Jeanie Higgenbotham and husband, Orville; Vicki Cash and husband, Ricky; Pam Marshall and husband, Jerry, Cindy Welschmeyer and friend, Don Apple Jr.; Wendy Uthe and husband, Jim; and Robin Maylee and husband, Jim, all of Wellsville; eighteen grandchildren -- Dean Sublette, Melissa Haislip, Kirsten Huff, Christo-pher Ball, Jennifer Ball, Joey Cash, Talitha Oliver, Jeremiah Cash, Tonya Conder, Shaun Marshall, Shannon Marshall, Brandon Marshall, Eric Welschmey- er, Ryan Welschmeyer, Chelsey Maylee, Jesse Maylee, Malayna Maylee, and Adam Maylee; two step-grandchildren -- Christy Higgenbotham and Bill Higgen-botham; numerous great-grandchildren; a brother, Russell Williams of Arkansas; and lots of nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse Monroe and Martha Sisco Williams; a sister, Edith Joe Goldsmith; and four brothers -- Herschel, Don, Lawrence and Larry Williams.
The funeral was Oct. 13 at Schlanker Funeral Home in Montgomery City, Mo. Rev. Steve Goldsmith officiated and interment was in the Bethel Cemetery, west of Montgomery City.
Pallbearers were Christopher Ball, Shaun Marshall, Dean Sublette, Eric Weisch-meyer, Shannon Marshall and Ryan Welschmeyer. Honorary pallbearers were Jesse Maylee, Joey Cash, Jeremiah Cash and Brandon Marshall.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Association or to the Bethel Church or Cemetery, c/o Schlanker Funeral Home, 207 Danville Road, Montgomery City, Mo 63361.