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Arbutus Williams, 88, of Clear Creek, WV, went to heaven on February 7, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family and friends.
Born February 26, 1930 in Clear Creek, she was the daughter of the late Dewey and Mina Bailey. Arbutus was preceded in death by her husband, Isom Williams, granddaughter, Brenda Lee Collins, sisters Evie and Dorothy Bailey, and Ruby and Arlene Williams.
Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Dennie (Sally), daughter, Diann (Roy) Collins all of Clear Creek. Five grandchildren who affectionately referred to her as "Mamaw", John (Tammy), Richard (Heather) and James Williams, Lisa (Matt) England and Tena Dunbar. Eleven great grandchildren, Stacy, Leann, Katlyn, Emily and Chelsie Williams, Jacob, Andrea, Rachel and London England, Luke Jenkins and Kaylee Dunbar. A sister, Helen (Jim) Blevins a host of nieces and nephews, her church family and many friends.
On February 18, 1949 Arbutus married Isom and began her life as a wife. Her passion in life was serving God and her family. She loved all who crossed her path. She worked at Pinecrest Hospital. Arbutus loved helping others. She was known for her delicious cooking. Some of her famous dishes include her chicken and dumplings, chocolate pudding, bread pudding, stack cakes, biscuits, fried pies, peanut butter balls and candy Easter eggs.
Arbutus started her days having coffee with her son, Dennie. She loved spending her day with her daughter, Diann. She always told people she was blessed with two wonderful children. She also enjoyed sewing, gardening, canning, reading her Bible and completing Bible lessons from her friend, Sandra Taylor. She was a faithful member of Ewing Creek Church and helped wherever she was needed. Arbutus always put others above herself. She also loved to vacation with her family. She was 80 when she took her first trip to Disney World. She loved all of her family and prayed for them daily. Her home was welcoming and she often had friends stop by to visit or ask for her advice. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
The viewing will be held at Ewing Creek Church on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 2 p.m. and will last until the funeral begins on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 1 p.m. with Pastor Loretta Taylor and Jerry Tyree. Special speakers will be Jim Franklin and Dr. Rodney Fink.
Pallbearers will be Dennie, John, Richard and James Williams, Matt and Jacob England, Luke Jenkins and Eddie Toney. She will be laid to rest in the family cemetery in Clear Creek.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Rodney Fink and his wife, Joannie for the excellent care and friendship over the years.
Flowers are welcome or contributions may be made to The Primitive Quartet, Jim Franklin Ministries, or Ewing Creek Church.
Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at roseandquesenberry.net.
Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley, WV.
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