Virginia Williams

Virginia Colleen Williams, 89, died Sunday, June 19, 2011, at Licking Park Manor following a 14-month battle with cancer.

She was born Dec. 7, 1921, in Licking, daughter of Berry and Grace Adams Crow. She and Roy Williams were married Oct. 14, 1939.

She attended all 12 years of school at Licking and graduated in 1939.

She was baptized into the Church of Christ in 1942 and was a member of the church for 69 years.

She was a cook in the Licking School District for five years. She then worked in the clothing retail business for Smith Clothing and Pickering Clothing Stores. She and her husband co-owned alongside George and Frances Williams the Williams Brothers Western Auto from 1941′-77. She retired in 1977.

During her retired years, she enjoyed devoting time to her church. She also researched the genealogy of Texas County as a member of the Texas County Genealogical and Historical Society.

She and her husband spent winters in Weslaco, Texas, and would camp in the summers. They attended many ballgames of their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was an avid Licking Wildcats fan.

She was a charter member of the Licking Query Club.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roy Williams; and a brother, Wilford Crow.

Survivors include a daughter, Dee; two grandsons; four great-grandsons; two great-granddaughters; a sister, Lura Hagler; a brother, Millard Crow of Jefferson City; and numerous relatives and friends.

Services were Tuesday, June 21, at Licking Church of Christ with Larry Tubbs officiating. Burial was in Licking Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Fox Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Care or the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made at

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