Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


December 29, 2012

Virginia Rayburn Williams - 1918-2012

ASHLAND — Virginia Rayburn Williams, 94, of Ashland, passed away in Carter Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012.    

She was born on Aug. 3, 1918, in Emerson, to the late Roscoe and Daisy Lee Fannin Rayburn. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 64 years, Paul Worric Williams in 2002; a brother, Lloyd Rayburn; and two sisters, Edith Adkins and Audrey Taylor.   

She was a charter member of the 13th Street Baptist Church and was very active in PTA, where she served as President and received a lifetime membership. She was a devoted homemaker and a loving wife, mother and grandmother.  

Surviving are a son, Paul Richard (Donna) Williams; daughters, Sharon Gayle (Kenneth) Grizzle and Veronica Lynn (Mark) Hickman, all of Ashland; sisters, Mary Jean McGuire of Fairfield, Ohio, Jo Ann Kemper of Orlando, Fla., and Ardieth Winget of Prattsville, Ark.; sister-in-law, Lillian Rayburn of Ashland; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Steen Funeral Home-13th Street Chapel with Pastor Bill Parker officiating. Entombment will follow in Rose Hill Burial Park Mausoleum in Ashland.  

Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers and food, friends may make contributions to the 13th Street Baptist Church, 1812 13th Street, Ashland, KY, 41102

Condolences may be left for the family at steenfuneralhome.com.

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