Donald W. “Booger” Williams, 69, died Tuesday, January 10, 2012 in the Carl Vinson Veterans Medical Center in Dublin. Donald was born Aug. 10, 1942 in Orangeburg, S.C. and had lived in Appling County since 1999. He was retired from the B. F. Shaw Company where he had worked for 20 years as a pipe fitter and he was a member of the Local Pipe Fitters Union 150. Williams was a member of the United States Air Force for 11 years serving as an airplane mechanic. He was a member of Ten Mile Creek Baptist Church. Donald was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Allison Nicole Orvin and a great-granddaughter, Samantha Catlyn Orvin. He was the son of the late Bryant and Lurline Chavis Williams.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Williams of Baxley; one son and daughter-in-law, Mitchell and Kathy Bryant of Baxley; four daughters, Rita Orvin of Baxley, Denise Bird and husband, Kelly Bird of Baxley, Missy Eppig and husband, Chris Eppig of Akin, S.C. and Donna Roberson and husband, Bill Roberson of Ellenton, S.C.; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, a god child, Karlee Johnson of Alma; one sister, Betty Jean Hood of North Carolina and two brothers, Homer Williams and B.W. Williams, both of South Carolina also survives.
Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13 at Ten Mile Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Tommy Daniels officiating. Eulogy was given by Mickey Craven. Interment followed at 11:00 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16 in Appling Memorial Gardens.
Active pallbearers were Mickey Craven, Foster Rowland, Henry Branch, Ken Seebeck, Darnell Stone, Jack Davis Jr. and Marshall Anderson.
Honorary pallbearers were Roosevelt Hand, Sr., Roosevelt Hand, Jr., members of Ten Mile Creek Baptist Church and all friends in attendance.
Arrangements were under the direction of David E. Miles Funeral Home.