Teddy Ted Eugene Williams, 76, of Columbus, MS passed away Friday, December 7, 2012, at his residence. Visitation was held Monday, December 10, 2012, from 6 8 PM at Lowndes Funeral Home, Columbus, MS. Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 11, 2012, at 11 AM in the Lowndes Funeral Home Chapel, Columbus, MS with Bro. Jesse Ray officiating and Bro. Clark Richardson assisting. Interment will be in Ebenezer Cemetery, Fernbank, AL with Lowndes Funeral Home, Columbus, MS directing. Mr. Williams was born March 26, 1936, in Meridian, MS to the late Grady Samuel and Bessie Columbia Benton Williams. He was retired as a Post Office clerk with more than 20 years of service. Mr. Williams was a member and former Associate Pastor of First Assembly of God, Columbus, MS. He was a member of the Exchange Club. Mr. Williams was a past president of Columbus Civitan and a member of the board of directors District Civitan Club. He was the owner of Ted Williams Advertising for over 30 years. He served as President of the Mississippi Newspaper Advertising Executives Association. During his advertising career, Mr. Williams worked at various newspapers, including The Commercial Dispatch, The Meridian Star, The Clarion Ledger-Jackson Daily News, and The West Point Daily Times Leader. Mr. Williams is survived by his wife Shirley Ann Perkins Williams, Columbus, MS; sons Timothy David (Ellen) Williams and Stephen Mark (Rebecca) Williams, both of Columbus, MS; daughter Stephanie Ann (Mark) Matthews, Temple, TX; sisters Terrimae Bozeman and Laverne Harmon, both of Meridian, MS; grandchildren Ashley Rea, Kyleigh Rea, Bradley Rea, Landon Matthews, Jessica Rea, Treavor Hill, Shea Williams, Raven Ponds, and Brittany Williams; and great grandchildren Preston King and AnnaBelle King. Pallbearers will be Gee Wiggins, Jamie Perkins, Andy Perkins, Curtis Smith, Josh Smith, and Greg Lane. Honorary pallbearers will be Bradley Rea and Treavor Hill. The family sends a special thanks to Dr. John Stanback, Mississippi Home Care and Baptist Memorial Hospital Hospice.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on December 11, 2012
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