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Cratis Dearl Williams
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Birth: Apr. 5, 1911
Lawrence County
Kentucky, USA
Death: May 11, 1985
Watauga County
North Carolina, USA

Born on Caines Creek, the son of Mona Whitt and Curtis Williams. He first married Sylvia Graham in 1937. She succumbed to TB in 1942. His second wife was Elizabeth Lingerfelt (born Athens, TN); married in 1949 and had two children. His career encompassed a wide span of teaching positions. He was a renowned authority on mountain life, speech and graduate programs in eduation. He was the major force behind the creation of the Center for Appalachian Studies in 1979, as well as the MA degree in Appalachian studies at Appalachian State University in 1980. He was the author of several books and received many awards and honorary degrees.

North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-2004
about Cratis Dearl Williams

Name: Cratis Dearl Williams
Gender: Male
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Social Security Number: 403206992
Father's Last Name: W
Age: 74
Date of Birth: 5 Apr 1911
Birth Location: Kentucky
Birth State: Kentucky
Residence City: Boone
Residence County: Watauga
Residence state: North Carolina
Date of Death: 11 May 1985
Death City: Boone
Death County: Watauga
Death State: North Carolina
Autopsy: No
Institution: General Hospital
Attendant: Physician
Burial Location: Cremation in state
Source Vendor: NC Department of Health. North Carolina Deaths, 1983-87
Family links: 
  Curtis Williams (1890 - 1959)
  Mona D. Whitt Williams (1891 - 1984)
  Sylvia Graham Williams (1910 - 1942)
  Cratis Dearl Williams (1911 - 1985)
  Mabel Marie Williams Barber (1912 - 1995)*
  Ruth Evelyn Williams Lester (1920 - 2007)*
  Otta Curtis Williams (1930 - 2000)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Cremation
Williams Cemetery
Lawrence County
Kentucky, USA
Created by: Becky Doan
Record added: Oct 03, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77577069

- Donna B.
 Added: Mar. 20, 2015
Thank you Cousin Cratis for sharing Lawrence County KY with the generations.
- GambillGirl60
 Added: Jun. 24, 2014

- Quietude
 Added: Apr. 2, 2014
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