Death – Obituary – Delmas P. Williams

Death – Obituary

Delmas P. Williams died on December 22nd, 2021, at East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro.
    Delmas was born in Candler County and moved to Bulloch County in his early years.
    Delmas was a local businessman that owned and operated Williams Union 76 gas station and transmission shop in Statesboro.
    Prior to his illness, Delmas was an avid fisherman, and when he wasn’t working, he took his family on camping adventures on the Ogeechee River, to the beach or to the mountains.
    After his early retirement, Delmas enjoyed spending time with his family and loved spending time outdoors.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie Williams and Addie Lane Williams; his sister, Josephine Beasley; his brother, Eddie Ray Williams; his son, Randy Ray Williams; his daughter, Deborah Williams Snyderburn; and a granddaughter, Haley Jo Williams.
    He is survived by his wife, Jane A. Williams; his son, Edward Joseph Williams (Tammy) of Clito, Ga.; his stepson, Jay F. Benjamin (Kelly) of Texas; his stepdaughter, Julie McWilliams of Statesboro; his two sisters, Charlene Ward of Swainsboro and Effie Jean Shirah of Tennessee; his grandchildren, Derrick Joiner and Nicole Brown (JaWuan); and great-grandchildren, JaMauri, Joshua, Mason, Devin, Addison, Benjamin, Hanna, Eden (Daniel), Miranda Williams and Amber E. Williams; as well as many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.
    The graveside service and burial will be held on Tuesday, December 28th, at Lake Cemetery in Metter with the Rev. Jonathan Smith officiating.
    The family will receive friends following the service.
    Friends may sign the online register book at
    Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory of Statesboro is in charge of arrangements.

Statesboro Herald, December 28, 2021
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What Is An Obituary

In national newspapers an obituary (obit for short) is a news article that reports the recent death of a prominent person. Although it tends to focus on positive aspects of the subject’s life this is not always the case. According to Nigel Farndale, the Obituaries Editor of The Times: “Obits should be life affirming rather than gloomy, but they should also be opinionated, leaving the reader with a strong sense of whether the subject lived a good life or bad; whether they were right or wrong in the handling of their public affairs.”

In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information.