Tom Watson Williford Jr

Born: Thu., Jul. 16, 1931
Died: Tue., Oct. 16, 2012


6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, Wed., Oct. 17, 2012
Location: Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Thu., Oct. 18, 2012

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors  announces the death of Mr. Tom Watson Williford Jr. , age 81, of Nunez, GA on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at his residence.

Funeral services will be  Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 2:00 PM in the Peebles-Curry Memorial Chapel  with Rev. Bobby Miller and Rev. Jim Rawls officiating

The family will receive friends at the funeral home  Wednesday, October 17, 2012 from 6:30-8:30.

Interment will be in the  Parker Methodist Church Cemetery in Bartow, GA with Rev. Fred Reese officiating.

Pallbearers are  Donald Hodges, Bruce Sammons, Richard Dudley, Mike Gay, Lance Griffith, Tommy Williford, Robert  Williford and Billy Williford.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Larry Bennett and the Staff of United Hospice.

Mr. Williford was a retired Mill Wright and a member of the Garden of Prayer Assembly of God Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; Tom Watson and Hattie Purvis Williford Sr., sister; Lucille Thompson,  brothers; James Williford, Lamar Williford, George Williford and Marvin Williford,  wife of 40 years Helen Harris Williford and son Ricky Williford.

Survivors include:

His Wife of 21 years: Bunnie Griffith Williford

Four Daughters: Joan (Cleve) Foskey of Guyton, GA, Ellen (Danny) Wilkerson of Twin City, GA,  Cathy (Glen) Flanders of Dellwood, GA and Patsy (J. C.) Sherrod of Millen, GA

Three Sons: Edward (Brenda) Williford, Garfield, GA, Donnie (Myra) Williford of Kite, GA and Scott (Mary)Williford of Twin City, GA

Two Step Daughters: Barbara (Marty) Payne of Jefferson, GA and Krista (Paul) Beasley of Twin City, GA

Two Step Sons: Steve (Linda) Byrd of Mont Clare, PA and Rick (Terry) Byrd of Carlton, GA

One Sister: Frances Kennedy of Wadley, GA

Two Brothers: Jeral (Pat) Williford of Waynesboro, GA and Clayton (Helen) Williford of Newnan, GA

28 Grandchildren and Step Grandchildren, 21 Great-Grandchildren and Step Great Grandchildren and 1 Great Great-Grandchild.

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Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the  Garden of Prayer Assembly of  God Building Fund, C/O Jean Webb, 1888 Jumpanrun Road, Kite, Ga. 31049,  or United Hospice,  667 S. Main St., Swainsboro, GA  30401

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mr. Tom Watson Williford Jr. of  Nunez.

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Brenda E. Turner
   Posted Tue October 16, 2012
Patsy and family,
I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. My prayers are with you today and in the days ahead. We serve a loving God and it is my prayer that He will wrap His arms around all of you and give you the comfort that you need.
Brenda and family

Mary Ann Rountree
   Posted Wed October 17, 2012
Edward and Brenda

I am so sorry for your loss. May God Bless you all in this time of your loss.

Mary Ann

Judy Brown
   Posted Wed October 17, 2012
To all of the family

So sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers and love are with all of you at this time.

Don and Judy Brown

Barbara and Billy Perry
   Posted Wed October 17, 2012
So very sorry to hear about Mr. TW. He will be remembered well just like my Daddy H T. Grimes. Take care and we are praying for you all.

Barbara and Billy

Robin Cubbedge
   Posted Wed October 17, 2012
My prayers are with you and the Family.

Cale Womack;Ellyn Womack
   Posted Wed October 17, 2012
Ellen, I''''m so sorry to here about about TW, he look so good at Bucks funeral. I thought he was doing good. Sorry we can''''t attend ,but I fell last friday and broke two ribs.I can''''t hardly breathe much less ride any distance Give the kids my best.Love Cale

Patsy Williford Sherrod
   Posted Thu October 18, 2012
Daddy, I know that you are at peace now. Your hard work on this earth is over. You can rest now, and be with all those that have gone before you. I know it was a wonderful celebration when you got to heaven. We will miss you more than words can say. Our pain will ease as time goes by, and then we can just remember you for the wonderful man you were, and all you brought to our lives. We will never forget you, and we will all be together again some day.

All of our love,
Your kids, Edward, Joan, Ellen, Donnie, Cathy, Scott, and Patsy

Marcia Lynn (Gay) Eggleston
   Posted Thu October 18, 2012
Dear Bunnie and family, Was so sorry to hear of your loss. May God bless and keep each one of you during this time. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Lynn and David