Obit: Louis Williams

Obit: Louis Williams

April 6th, 2014 in Obituaries
Location: Ringgold

Dr. Louis Andrew Williams, 89, formerly of Highlands, N. C., passed away Friday, April 4, 2014, in a Chattanooga hospital. He was born on May 9, 1924, in LaFayette, Ga., to the late Molly (Abney) and Lloyd Williams. He graduated from LaFayette High School, University of Georgia and the Medical College of Georgia. He was employed as a Medical Doctor of General Family Practice with Dr. Thomas A. Cochran of Ringgold, and also served as a Medical Doctor with TVA of Chattanooga and Kingsport, Tenn. A veteran of World War II, he was a recipient of the Purple Heart Award. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Highlands, N.C. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Robbie Hunsucker, of Ringgold; and siblings, Oscar Williams, Bob Williams, Bea (Williams) Oliver, all of LaFayette, Ga., Ruby (Williams) Shipp, of Rossville, Lottie Mae (Williams) Maxey, of LaFayette, Ga. and Myrtle (Williams) Spangler, of Daytona, Fla. Survivors include his wife of of 62 years, Virginia (Harrell) Williams, of Ringgold, and Highlands, N.C.; son, Chuck and Cathy (Bryson) Williams; daughters, Pam (Williams) and Bill Guinn, Millie (Williams) and Glenn Cheek, all of Ringgold, Ga.; grandchildren, Heath Williams, of Chattanooga, Kristin (Williams) and Randy Overton, of Chickamauga, Ga., Brad and Lizzy Cheek, of Ooltewah, Lezlie (Cheek) and Matt Fry, of Smyrna, Tenn., Elizabeth (Cheek) and Jamie Ference, of Black Mountain, NC, Alexandrea Cheek, of Ringgold, Ga., Trevor and Heather Guinn, Trent and Holly Guinn, Tracey Guinn Walker, all of Fort Oglethorpe, and brother Jim Williams, of Soddy-Daisy. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., today in the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Bailliff officiating. Interment will follow in Lakewood Memory Gardens, South, with Heath Williams, Jamie Ference, Brad Cheek, Trevor Guinn, Matt Fry, Russ Gowin and Randy Overton serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 12 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Georgia Baptist Childrens Home, 9420 Blackshear Highway, Baxley, GA 31513. A special thank you to nurse Nisha Zachariahf of Memorial Hospital. Please share your thoughts and memories online at www.ChattanoogaEastBrainerdChapel.com. Arrangements by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, East Brainerd Chapel, 8214 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.