Charles Eugene Williams, 73, of Manila, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004, at the Manila Nursing Center.
Born near the Milligan Ridge Community, he had been a longtime resident of California and Illinois before returning to the Manila area in 1987. He was a retired welder having worked as a ship builder for many years. He was of the Catholic faith.
Survivors include two sons, Charles Williams, Jr. of Effingham, Ill., and Kevin Williams of Huntington Beach, Calif.; four daughters, Evelyn Germer of Jacksonville, Fla., Denise Oches of Newton, Ill., Peggy Williams of Effingham, Ill., and Julie Williams of Huntington Beach, Calif.; a brother, Jimmy Williams of Manila; a sister, Mary McCarty of East Peoria, Ill.; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother and two sisters.
A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Manila Cemetery with Brother Waymon Holt officiating. Services were under the direction of Howard Funeral Service of Manila.
The family requests anyone wishing to leave a lasting memorial consider the St. Bernards Hospice program.