Clara O. Oliver Williams


Clara O. Oliver Williams, 90, of the Waterman Community of Shelby County, passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2019, in Nacogdoches.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 29, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Son Windham and Bro. Greg Sustis officiating.  Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Center. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service time.

Ms. Williams was born April 20, 1929, in the Shiloh Community of San Augustine County, to Phineas Oliver and Minnie Love Oliver. Her hobbies included quilting, gardening, and working in her yard and with her flowers. She was a member of White Rock Missionary Baptist Church in Center.

She is survived by:

Audrey Ann Polvadore and husband Roy of Center
Deborah Jeanette Peavy of Grand Bluff
Ellen Alice Hearne of Center

Dejuana Risinger of Tenaha
Rayford Hutto of Center
Clinton Risinger of Center
Bridget Fontenot of Carthage
Chris Pleasant of Woodville
Adam Pleasant of Center

Nine great-grandchildren

Five great-great-grandchildren

Sister-in-law, Pauline Oliver of Nacogdoches

Special niece, Betty Mills of Chireno

Elizabeth Fountain of San Augustine
Margaret Duty of Decatur

Numerous other nieces, nephews, cousins, family, and a host of friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Fate Williams; daughter, Fay Allsbrooks; grandson, Jess Allsbrooks; parents, Phineas Oliver and Minnie Love Oliver; and six siblings.

Pallbearers will be Clinton Risinger, Adam Pleasant, Dustin Hearne, Colton Risinger, David Hutto, Rayford Hutto, and Bobby Hutto.  Honorary pallbearer will be Pete Mills.

Special thanks to Dr. Labarbera, the staff at Pine Grove, Harbor Hospice, and Nacogdoches Medical Center for their compassionate care.

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