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Lera B. Williams, Taylor Co., KY (1900-2011)

She was a native of Cumberland County, KY. She was Kentucky's oldest living citizen at the time of her death. She leaves 81 direct living descendants.

Lera Williams, 111 years of age, Campbellsville, KY, died at 7:20pmET, Friday, November 25, 2011 in Campbellsville, KY.

The funeral service will be at 9:30amET/8:30amCT, Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, by Rev. Ron Young and Rev. John Chowning, Visitation will be after 5pmET/4pmCT, Monday, November 28, 2011. Burial will be Brookside Cemetery. Pallbearers: Grandsons.

Lera B. Williams, Taylor Co., KY (1900-2011)

Lera Williams of Campbellsville, KY, was the daughter of the late A. A. Morrison and Cynthia Hicks Morrison. She was born in Cumberland County, Kentucky, Friday, February 9, 1900. She died Friday, November 25, 2011 in Campbellsville, Taylor County, KY, at the age of 111 years, 9 months, and 16 days.

She united in marriage to C. M. Williams October 6, 1918. He preceded her in death May 12, 1961.

She is survived by the following:
  • One son and four daughters: Jerry Williams and wife, Catherine, Eloise Elmore, Anna Williams, and Clara Newton and husband, Ollie of Campbellsville and Cena Hottel of Louisville, KY

  • Son-in-law, Preston Pyles of Campbellsville, KY

  • Twenty grandchildren

  • Thirty-one great-grandchildren

  • Twenty-five great-great-grandchildren

  • Many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends
She was preceded in death by three daughters: Nellie Katheryn Williams, Audrey Rhinehart, and Betty Pyles; two brothers: Rev. T. C. Morrison and Ed Morrison; and one half-sister and two half-brothers: Ruby Kearney, Will Morrison, and John Morrison.

The Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, in charge of arrangements

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