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Elizabeth Williams

Funeral services for Elizabeth Williams (Sis) will be held Wednesday November 2 at the Wilson Orwosky Funeral Home.  Visitation will be from 10am to 11am with memorial beginning at 11am.  Burial will be afterwards at Turner Cemetery in Emory.

Elizabeth Marie Armstrong Williams was born December 22, 1914 to Russell Martin Armstrong and Mattie Ann Hutchins.  She passed from this life on October 29, 2016, at age 101.

She went by the nickname “Sis” for most of her life.  Sis lived in Dallas and worked at Skillern’s Drug Store as a young adult and later moved back to Emory and owned a Five & Dime Store on the square with her sister Mozelle.

While living back in Emory, she met and married Earl Williams they were married September 23, 1950.  He worked for a highway construction contractor.  Sis and Earl lived and worked in West and Southwest Texas for many years before retiring to Emory.

Sis was always so happy to see her family and always had a smile and a twinkle in her eyes when someone came in her door.  She will be missed by many people. 

Although she was never able to have children of her own, she was a dear aunt to all the children in the family and was considered a second mother and grandmother.  Sis played the role of grandmother at more than one family wedding, and one of her great nieces, Amy Elizabeth Hughes, carries her name.

She was preceded in death by her husband Earl in 1986, and preceded by three brothers and three sisters:  Mary Vallie Dowd, Ollie Armstrong, Archie Armstrong, Claburn Armstrong, MozelleBasden  and Frances Willis.  Also preceded in death by nephews Bill Armstrong, John Armstrong, Vernon Cummings and Ken Dowd, and nieces Patsy Gordon and Joyce Carrell.

She is survived by four nieces and nephews:  Charles Armstrong, Ann Porterfield, Judy Davis and Mike Willis.

Her niece Joyce Carrell set Sis up with home health, and Meals on Wheels allowing her to live in her own home for as long as possible, and she did so until the age of 101.  Sis was also a 30 year cancer survivor.  She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987.

Sis was a long time member of the Emory Church of Christ.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made the Willow Springs – Turner Cemetery Association.

Author: Staff Reporter

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