India J. Williams

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 15, 2007

WARSAW—India Joyner Williams, 83, died Nov. 13, 2007.

Mrs. Williams was born Aug. 17, 1924 in Southampton County, she was the daughter of the late James Henry and Grace Joyner.

A retired elementary school teacher, she attended Longwood College (now Longwood University).

She was preceded in death by her husband Russell; a daughter, Carolyn Joyner Williams; her brother, James H. Joyner, Jr.; and her sister, Mary Alice Joyner, who died Oct. 28, 2007.

Survivors include five children, Mary P. Williams of the home, Russell A. Perry and husband Lawrence of Leedstown; Gill Williams of Ocracoke Island, N.C.; Alice Winebarger and husband William of Placid Bay and Jim Williams of Fredericksburg; her loving brother, W.T. (Tommy) Joyner III and wife Patsy of Courtland; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Oak Grove on today at 2 p.m.