CENTRALIA — Alfreda Alice Williams, 92, of Centralia, passed away Thursday, August 18, 2016 at Centralia Fireside House.
She was born July 20, 1924 in Centralia, daughter of William Campbell and Vera (Nelson) Campbell. She married Joseph Emery in 1939 and they later divorced. She then married Edward C. Bounds Jr. in 1945 and they later divorced. She then married Charles Earl Williams and he preceded her in death in 1978.
Alfreda is survived by two sons and three daughters: Edward Bounds and wife Louise of Walnut Hill, Bill Emery and wife Catalina of Greenville, Alice Taylor of Cuba, Kentucky, Melody Lambert and husband Ron of Vernon, and Theresa Eubanks and husband Rick of Centralia; twenty grandchildren: William Emery Jr., Brian Emery, Kenny Joe Taylor, Michael Taylor, Dennis Taylor, Mary Alice Cherry, Edward C. Bounds IV, Matthew Bounds, April Ford and Tracy Shumate, Misty Koch, Kim Hampton, Shawn Harris, Guy Williams, Heather Bray, Seth Lambert, Danny Meyer, David Meyer, Eyron Meyer, Cory Eubanks, 46 great-grandchildren, and 26 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Frances Bounds; grandson, Ray Dickenson; granddaughter, Tonya Bounds; great-grandson, Chesley; son-in-law, Kenneth Taylor; and a sister, Billi Jean Drysdale.
Alfreda worked and retired from Hollywood Candy Factory. She was a member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary and a member of Cornerstone Methodist Church in Centralia. She enjoyed cooking, reading, going out to eat, crocheting, and she enjoyed flowers. Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her family, grandchildren, and friends.
Per Alfreda’s wishes, cremation rites will be accorded and a private family service will be held at a later date.
Memorial Donations may be made to Salvation Army Food Bank or to the Centralia Humane Society and will be accepted at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home in Centralia who is assisting the Williams family with arrangements.
Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting sutherlandfuneralhome.com.