Clara O. Oliver Williams



Clara O. Oliver Williams, 90, of the Waterman Community of Shelby County, passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2019, in Nacogdoches.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 29, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Son Windham and Bro. Greg Sustis officiating.  Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Center.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to service time.
Ms. Williams was born April 20, 1929, in the Shiloh Community of San Augustine County, to Phineas Oliver and Minnie Love Oliver.  Her hobbies included quilting, gardening, and working in her yard and with her flowers.  She was a member of White Rock Missionary Baptist Church in Center.

She is survived by her daughters, Audrey Ann Polvadore and husband Roy of Center, Deborah Jeanette Peavy of Grand Bluff, and Ellen Alice Hearne of Center; grandchildren, Dejuana Risinger of Tenaha, Rayford Hutto of Center, Clinton Risinger of Center, Bridget Fontenot of Carthage, Chris Pleasant of Woodville, and Adam Pleasant of Center; nine great grandchildren; and five great great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Pauline Oliver of Nacogdoches; special niece, Betty Mills of Chireno; cousins, Elizabeth Fountain of San Augustine and Margaret Duty of Decatur; numerous other nieces, nephews, cousins, family, and a host of friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Fate Williams; daughter, Fay Allsbrooks; grandson, Jess Allsbrooks; parents, Phineas Oliver and Minnie Love Oliver; and six siblings.
Pallbearers will be Clinton Risinger, Adam Pleasant, Dustin Hearne, Colton Risinger, David Hutto, Rayford Hutto, and Bobby Hutto.  Honorary pallbearer will be Pete Mills.
Special thanks to Dr. Labarbera, the staff at Pine Grove, Harbor Hospice, and Nacogdoches Medical Center for their compassionate care.

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