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Saturday December 14th, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am

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Charles Ray Williams, Sr.

GRENADA - Charles Ray Williams, Sr., age 72, of Grenada, MS passed away on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. at his home.  
 Visitation will be held Saturday, December 14, 2019, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland, MS.  Celebration of Life Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 AM in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will be at the Delta Heights Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Cleveland, MS. Brother Rick Milan will officiate the services.

Charles Ray was born on May 03, 1947, to George Marshall and Myrtle (Tunberg) Williams in Tutwiler, MS. He attended Dublin Schools, Mississippi Delta Community College, and Delta State University. Charles Ray was a carpenter by trade and then became an Occupational Instructor at the Mississippi Department of Corrections in Parchman for 17 years. After his retirement he continued with his construction business, renovating many homes. Charles Ray enjoyed anything outdoors hunting, fishing, and on occasion, frying up some catfish for his family. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Myrtle Williams, nine siblings, Robert Williams, Irvin Williams, Eli Williams, George Williams, Geneva Sims, Mildred Atcher, Ruth James, Mary Woods, and Faye Cook.

 He is survived by wife of 45 years, Sandra Yarbrough Williams of Tutwiler, MS.  Son, Charles Ray (Rosemary) Williams, Jr. of LaPorte, TX.  Son, Robert Wesley Williams of Tutwiler, MS.  Daughter, Laquita W. (Timbo) Sandifer of Boyle, MS. and daughter, Avonda (Harvey) Carpenter of Grenada, MS. He also leaves four grandchildren, Megan Williams, Charles Williams, III, Hope Sandifer, Ethan Sandifer and a host of nieces and nephews to cherish his memory.

Pallbearers are C. J. Williams, III, Bobby Williams, Tommy Pugh, Parker Pugh, Ethan Sandifer and Melvin Burchfield.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Organization. www.heart.org.

Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Friends may leave online condolences at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.

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So sorry for your loss.

Owen Yarbrough Dec 13 2019 12:00 AM

My heartfelt condolences for your loss. Please find comfort in the knowledge that God promises to end all suffering. Before long, God will wipe out every tear from our eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things (will) have passed away.(Rev. 21:1-5). May this promise from God give you comfort now and a real hope for the future. My deepest sympathy.

Mary Dec 12 2019 12:00 AM

He will be missed. He was such a caring and giving man.

Patricia Royer Dec 12 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles Williams, Sr.

Roger and Beckie Yarbrough Dec 12 2019 12:00 AM

When he and Sandra was dating he would give me money to go to the the show. He became my hero then and remained there for many many years . I loved him and will miss him rest easy Charles Ray with all of our people in heaven. Love and hugs Diane Yarbrough.

Diane Yarbrough Dec 12 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles Williams, Sr.

Diane Yarbrough Dec 12 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles Williams, Sr.

Chris Balducci Dec 11 2019 12:00 AM

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