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Obituaries

February 8, 2013

Willard G. Williams

COVINGTON, Ind. — Willard G. Williams, 96, died at 11 a.m. EST Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at The Waters of Covington.

He was born in Covington on Oct. 11, 1916, the son of Calvin and Clara (Brewer) Williams.

He attended Covington schools and was a life resident. Willard was an Army veteran of World War II.

He was carpenter and building contractor all of his life. He served on Covington Volunteer Fire Department and the Covington Police Department.

He started the Covington Fourth of July Celebration and the Fountain County War Museum at Veedersburg, Ind. He was Covington’s Civil Defense director and a former member of the park board. Willard attended Orchard Hills Church of Christ.

He had a band for several years, the “Covington Dropouts.”

He was a life member of and Past Commander of Fulton Banta Post 291 American Legion and VFW Post 2395.

Willard married Dorothy Moudy on April 21, 1946, at Covington. She survives. Also surviving are four children, Jerry (Carolyn) Williams of Cayuga, Ind., Brenda (Claude) Everson of Covington, Charlotte Martin of Westville, Ind., and David (Kathy) Williams of Covington; nine grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, four step-great-grandchildren; a great-great grandson; and many nieces and nephews. His parents and a daughter, Connie, preceded him in death.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. EST Sunday, Feb. 10, at Shelby Funeral Home, Covington. Graveside services at 11 a.m. EST Monday, Feb. 11, in Mt. Hope Cemetery with Tom Hunter officiating. Military honors by the American Legion and VFW.

Memorials requested to Fountain County War Museum with envelopes available at the funeral home. Condolences to the family at: www.shelbyfuneralhome.com.

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