Furman Ervin Williams, 87, left this life Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Covington, GA, for a new life with our Lord and Savior. He was the son of the late W. Furman and Ollie Mae Taylor Williams.
His loving wife of 62 years, Jean Thomas Williams, preceded him in death. The majority of their lives together were spent in Enoree and Laurens, SC. Due to health issues, they spent their last years in Covington, GA, near their daughter. His brother, Bill Williams of Enoree, also preceded him in death.
Ervin was a US Army veteran of World War II, having been stationed in Berlin, Germany. He received an honorable discharge. He worked for Inman Mills at the Riverdale Plant in Enoree for nearly fifty years as a machinist. During free time, he loved fishing and hunting. His family was his most important possession. Mr. Williams was a good and loving man. He was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law; Linda W. and Fritz Baldwin of Conyers, GA, and Nancy W. and Tom Matthews of Corpus Christi, TX; a brother, Jim Williams of Laurens, SC; and a sister, Elvie Miracle of Greenville, SC; a brother-in-law, Paul and Betty Thomas of Laurens, SC; a sister-in-law, Julia Williams of Enoree, SC; three grandsons, Jeffrey W. and Heather Baldwin of Fairfax Station, VA, Andy and Kim Casey of San Antonio, TX, and Jason R. and Dana Baldwin of Augusta, GA (currently in Kuwait); seven great-grandchildren; Avery, Maddie, Gracie, Addie, and Anna Baldwin and Sean and Zac Casey; two step-granddaughters; Dianna Matthews and Jennifer Adams; and five step great-grandchildren; Taylor, Brandon, Devon, Ashlon, and Brianna; nine nephews, two nieces, and many long time dear friends and relatives.
Cryptside services with military honors will be held at 4:00 pm, on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Forest Lawn Mausoleum conducted by the Rev. J.D. Shiflet.
The family will be at their respective homes and will receive friends at The Kennedy Mortuary from 2:30 to 3:30 pm prior to the service on Saturday.
Memorials may be made to Glory Personal Care Home, 90 Paces Landing, Covington, GA 30016.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.