Frances M. Williams

Obituary Notice

Frances Melville Williams, of North Little Rock, passed away June 21, 2005 at Lakewood Nursing and Rehab. She was born September 16, 1912 in Portland, Oregon to the late Henry Melville Williams, II and Edna Danner Williams.

During WWII, Ms. Williams was a member of the Civil Air Patrol. Following the war, she became a career Civil Service Employee, working at Ft. Roots Veterans Administration Center in North Little Rock. She was employed there for some 30 years, and became Chief of the Ward Administration Division during the final years of her employment, just prior to her retirement.

Ms. Williams was intellectually curious and widely traveled, having made many trips to interesting places in the world such as Alaska, the Orient, Egypt, and Europe, among others. She was an expert equestrian in her younger days and delighted in animals of all types. A confirmed dog lover, she regularly supported the Humane Society and other worthy causes. She was a volunteer with the American Red Cross Bloodmobile and a member of St. Luke Episcopal Church, where she participated in the church choir. She was also a volunteer assistant at the Respite Center, operated at St. Luke as an ecumenical service to shut-ins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Henry Melville Williams, III; sister, Kathleen Williams Campbell, and brother-in-law retired Brigadier General Wm. Peyton Campbell, formerly of Searcy.

Survivors include a niece, Ms. Teri Campbell King, MSSW, of Dallas, Texas, and two great nephews, Christopher Campbell King and Davies Carter King, owners of the Queen Anne Bed & Breakfast in Denver, Colorado.

Ms. Williams will be greatly missed by her many friends, near and far.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 24, 2005 at Edgewood Memorial Park, 2400 Division, North Little Rock, officiated by Father Keith Gentry. Arrangements are by Ruebel Funeral Home,

Memorials may be made to Arkansas Humane Society or St. Luke Episcopal Church, in Ms. Williams' memory.

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