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“Ronnie, Thinking of you and your family during this time. God be with you. Eric ”
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“We are so sorry to hear of Arthur's passing. You are in our thoughts and our prayers. Lena Mae, Eddy and Wanda Watson ”
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James Arthur Williams, age 87, of Forest City died Monday, February 3, 2014, at Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville. He was a native of Rutherford County and the son of the late Knox and Myra Elizabeth Williams. James was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church where he served as custodian for 35 years and served as a deacon, Sunday School Teacher and was a choir member. He was a US Army Veteran of World War II. James was preceded in death by one son Robert Neil Radford.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years Hazel Wilkie Radford Williams.

Two Sons:
Marty K. Williams and wife Chris of Ellenboro
Ronnie Radford and wife Lois of Rutherfordton

Daughter-in-law Nancy Radford of Rutherfordton

Grandchildren
Mitchell Radford, Drew Radford, Larry Radford, Sandy Wilkerson and Kinsey Williams.

Three Great Grandchildren

Four Sisters:
Katherine Myles, Flat Rock,
Louise Elliott, Mill Spring,
Jo Evelyn Conner, Rutherfordton,
Sarah Lyles, Rutherfordton,

One Brother:
Crawford Williams, Rutherfordton,

The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at McMahan's Funeral Home. The funeral service will be at Shiloh Baptist Church at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, February 5, 2014 with Rev. Don Crawford and Rev. Michael Sepaugh officiating. Burial with military honors by the Rutherford County Honor Guard will follow in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Shiloh Baptist Church Building Fund; 1850 Poors Ford Road; Rutherfordton, N C 28139. Online guest register at www.mcmahansfuneralhome.com McMahans Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of the arrangements.