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April 19, 2013

Carl Edward Williams

Huntsville native, Carl Edward Williams, passed away on April 9, 2013, in Walker County. Carl, age 63 years old, was born on January 27, 1950 to Charlie Williams and Lucy Tolston Williams in Walker County. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Burrell and Plas; and  sisters, Pauline and Robbie. Carl who was known to many as "Duke", is survived by his wife Annie M. Williams; brothers, Charlie Williams Jr., Cornelius Williams (Daisy), Eddie Williams (Billie), Tom Williams (Helen); sisters Ruby Kizzee, Hazel Wyatt, Mary Moultry (Percy), and Esther Williams; step-daughter, Bernadene Francois; step-granddaughter, Maudester "Ann" Jenkins; step-grandson, Willie Francois Jr.; step-great-grandson, Caleb Austin; and a host of nieces, nephews, additional relatives and friends. The viewing will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2013, at the Cox Funeral Home Chapel.  A celebration service for Carl will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Warren Chapel United Methodist Church in Huntsville. Burial will follow in the Old Colony Cemetery. Rev. Rayfield Jefferson Sr. is the pastor and Bishop Percy Moultry will serve as officiate.

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