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Bernard Odell Williams / October 11, 2021

Bernard Odell Williams of Union Grove Road, South Boston died Tuesday, Oct. 5 at the age of 78.

Mr. Williams was born in Halifax County on Aug. 1, 1943 to the late Thomas Rudolph Williams and Beatrice Tucker Williams. He was married to Elsie Reed Williams and was a member of Mt. Pleasant C.M.E. Church.

Mr. Williams is survived by his wife, Elsie R. Williams of the home; four children, Terry Williams (Rose) of Georgia, Iris Logan (Anthony Coleman) of Halifax, Anthony Williams of South Boston, and Costello Williams of Danville; 12 grandchildren including Jahmek, KatRieq, Kalek and JahRieq Williams, all of the home; 12 great grandchildren; four siblings, Catherine Williams, Grady Chandler (Aldoro), all of Halifax, Herbert Williams of Ohio, and Joyce Winters (Lawrence); 22 foster children; and a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Alease Carter and brother, Thomas Rudolph Williams Jr.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, Oct. 14 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Pleasant C.M.E. Church with Rev. Evon Bush conducting the service.

Public viewing by family and friends will be Wednesday, Oct. 13 from noon-6 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home.

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