James Lucius “Luke” Williams
Louisville, GA – James Lucius “Luke” Williams, 85, loving husband of 58 years to the late Audrey Poole Williams, entered into rest Monday afternoon, June 16, 2014 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 in the James Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tim Pendry. Interment will follow in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Avera.
The baby boy, Luke was one of five children born to the late Bessie Rhodes Williams and the late Bunyon Williams and was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County. In his younger years, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. Being an outdoorsman, he also loved working in his vegetable garden, sharing his produce with neighbors and friends. Luke always kept up with current events—reading newspapers, listening to the radio and watching TV—and was know by his family as a historian, specializing in family history. Even though he was a homebody, he did enjoy family gatherings. His favorite “special” place was Omaha Springs. A man who exuded dependability, trustworthiness, and loyalty, Luke loved his family and friends, and was known for his hugs.
Luke is also preceded in death by three siblings, Lamar Williams, Mary Hartley and Roger Williams. Survivors include his sister, Sara Gibson; many nieces and nephews, including his namesake, a great nephew, Rider “Luke” Brooks. Serving as pallbearers will be Bob Brooks, Joe Faverau, William Hadden, Wayne Mathis, Stan Poole and Rodney Williams.
Memorial contributions may be made to Providence Baptist Church, 13778 Hwy 88W, Gibson GA 30810 or to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Ms. Bobbie Kitchens, 1079 Oak St, Avera GA 30803.
The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00PM Tuesday evening, June 17, 2014 at James Funeral Home.
I’d like the memory of me
To be a happy one.
I’d like to leave an after glow
Of smiles when life is done.
I’d like to leave an echo
Whispering softly down the ways,
Of happy times, and laughing times,
And bright and summer days.
I’d like the tears of those who grieve,
To dry before the sun
Of happy memories that I leave
When life is done.