Obie C Williams

Mother Obie Chappel Williams, age 98, of 861 Columbia 84, Magnolia died Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at home in Magnolia.  Mrs. Williams was born August 14, 1919 in Magnolia, AR. She is the daughter of the late Stephen and the late Mary Jane (Wafer) Chappel.  She married Johnny Williams on November 21, 1936 and enjoyed eighty-one years of wedded bliss.

Mother Williams was predeceased by three of her children: an infant daughter, Shirley Ann, and two sons, Sylvester and Roy Chester.

Her memory will always be cherished by her husband: Deacon Johnny Williams, four sons: Lee Morris Williams (Norine) of Dallas, TX, Dr. James Fred Williams (Trudie), Veodis Williams (Esther), and Ricky James Williams (Latricia), all of Magnolia and two daughters: Mildred Williams Morgan (Freddie) and Velma Kimble, both of Magnolia and a great host of grandchildren, great-granchildren, great-great-grandchildren,  great-great-great grandchildren, her sister-in-law Maggie Madison, and a great many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, February 4, at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Kings Hill Cemetery, Magnolia, under the direction of Henderson Funeral Service.  Online guestbook available at

Visitation will be at the funeral home on Friday, February 2, 2018 from noon until 4 p.m.