Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


May 7, 2013

Ida Louise Bevins Gilliam Williamson 1922-2013

ASHLAND — Ida Louise “Mamaw” Bevins Gilliam Williamson, 90, of Flatwoods, formerly of Pike County, passed away Monday, May 6, 2013, in Trinity Station Retirement Community in Flatwoods.  

Mrs. Williamson was born May 26, 1922, at Rockhouse, a daughter of the late George and Mary Smith Bevins.  

She was also preceded in death by her husbands, Captain Walker Gilliam Sr. and Carl Williamson Sr.; three sons, William “Bill” Gilliam, George E. Gilliam and Captain W. Gilliam Jr.; a daughter, Barbara S. Smith; five brothers, Jim, Willie, Junior, Flava and Johnny Bevins; and two sisters, Finice Elkins and Fonnie Elkins.

She was of the Old Regular Baptist faith. Mrs. Williamson enjoyed dancing, flowers, flea marketing and bluegrass music. She was personal friends with Melvin Goins and Bill Monroe.

Surviving to mourn her passing are two sons, Carl (Diane) Williamson Jr. of Benton and Larry Gilliam of Flatwoods; two daughters, Shelby Reynolds of Flatwoods and Kathie Gilliam (French) Workman of Flatwoods; a special daughter-in-law, Mary Gilliam of Turkey Creek; two great-nieces, Kathleen Cruthers and Carol Hartsfield, both of Ocala, Fla; 14 grandchildren, Alona Gilliam, Ashlee Williamson, Josh Gilliam, Belinda French, Mike French, Debbie Reynolds, Tim Smith, Jim Smith, Chris Smith, Megan Cathey, B.J. Gilliam, Jamie Gilliam, Dusty Gilliam and George Gilliam Jr.; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.  

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday, May 10, 2013, at Rogers Funeral Home in Belfry by Elder Richard Statton and Mark Carter. Burial will be in Smith Family Cemetery at Rockhouse.  

Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today May 8, 2013, at Bailey Family Funeral Home in Flatwoods and after 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home in Belfry.

Webcasting of the visitation may be viewed and condolences left at BaileyFamilyFuneralHome.com.

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