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Obituary - Mary Maxine Williams
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory
Mary Maxine Williams
STATESBORO, Ga. -- Mary Maxine Williams, 92, of Decatur, passed away Friday, October 25, 2019, at East Georgia Regional Medical Center, Statesboro, Georgia. She was a lifelong resident of Decatur, and after an extended illness, moved to Statesboro, Georgia, a month ago to spend time with her children in that area.
    Maxine was born April 12, 1927, in Decatur, Ill., the daughter of Troy and Ruby (Getz) Williams. She was a graduate of Stephen Decatur High School in 1945.
    She became a war bride August 5, 1945, to Clarence Samuel Williams Jr. They were married for 66 years.  He preceded her in death November 2011.
    She worked for Federal Mutual Insurance and Montgomery Ward until her retirement.
    She was a member of Hillside Bethel Tabernacle Church.
    She enjoyed gardening, camping and jigsaw puzzles.
    Maxine is survived by her son, Jeffery Williams, and wife, Lynn Bowen-Williams, of Statesboro, Ga.; and daughter, Tina Williams Nihiser, and husband, Dan Nihiser, of Savannah, Ga.; sister, Marilyn Rambo, and husband, Homer Rambo, of Decatur; sisters-in-law, Evelyn Black of Decatur, Joanne Jones of Decatur and Mary Grant, and husband, Gary Grant, of Dandridge, Tenn.; step-grandchildren, Chris Nease of Statesboro, Ga.; and James Nease of Brooklet, Ga.; step-great-grandchildren, Abel Nease of Statesboro, Ga.; and Abbott, Addison, Jackson and Savannah Nease of Brooklet, Ga.; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers and sisters-in-law, Gerald, Virgil (and Donna) and Troy E. (and Alice) Williams; and sister, Nancy Williams.
    A celebration of life service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, October 31, at Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home, preceded by visitation at 2 p.m. Interment will follow in North Fork Cemetery.
    Friends may sign the online register book at
    Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory of Statesboro is in charge of the local arrangements.

Statesboro Herald, October 29, 2019
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