Florence Ruth Helmbeck Williams


Obituary Notice

Florence Ruth Helmbeck Williams, age 93, of Little Rock, born Christmas day, 1908, passed away September 16, 2002. She was a resident of Presbyterian Village. She graduated from North Little Rock High School and taught dancing at Dorothy Donaldson Dancing School before attending Little Rock Junior College. Florence married C. Ray Williams, M.D. in 1931 and lived in Morrilton until moving to Little Rock in 1959. Her husband preceded her in death in 1991. She was a member of Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church. Florence was famous for her southern cooking and hospitality.

Florence is survived by her daughter, Ann Williams Anderson and husband Sam of Little Rock, grandchildren Stan and Debbie Bradshaw of Richardson, Texas, Diane and Mark LaRoe of Dallas, Texas, Ray Williams Bradshaw of Little Rock, and great-grandchildren Hamilton, Ann, and Trotter LaRoe all of Dallas, and Brad and Patricia Bradshaw of Richardson, Texas.

There will be a graveside funeral service today, Wednesday, at 11 A.M. at Roselawn Cemetery officiated by Reverend Jeff Hampton. Services are under the direction of Ruebel Funeral Home.

Memorials should be sent to Arkansas Alzheimer's, 10411 West Markham, Little Rock 72205, or the charity of your choice.