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 Alma Gluck <I>Pettit</I> Williams

Alma Gluck Pettit Williams

Blackey, Buchanan County, Virginia, USA
Death 26 Nov 2012 (aged 91)
Florida, USA
Burial Big Rock, Buchanan County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 101366241 · View Source
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Alma Gluck Pettit Williams, age 91, originally from Grundy, Va and more recently from Okeechobee, Fla and Abingdon, Va, passed away Monday, November 26, 2012 after an extended illness. She was born in Blackey, Va on February 20, 1921, the oldest child of William Anderson Pettit and Mollie Mae Stacy Pettit Hamilton, and attended Milligan College and Radford State Teacher's College. She married Stafford Hoyt Williams in 1938, and was a long time member of the Grundy Church of Christ. She was very proud of her career as a Buchanan County public school teacher, spanning more than thirty years.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Stafford Williams, on February 14, 1999, and by siblings Alfred Clark ("A.C.") Pettit, Horace A. Pettit, Genevieve ("Geneva") Z. Pettit Horn, John Edsel Pettit, and Wanda I. Pettit Wedam.

She is survived by four children: S. Hoyt Williams, Jr. and wife, Dawneda, of Wise, Virginia; Larry A. Williams and wife, Elvis, of Red Oak, Texas; Keary R. ("Bob") Williams and wife, Rita, of Grundy, Virginia; and Lisa Lynn Williams von Frangenberg of Acworth, Georgia; by 11 grandchildren: V. J. Williams, Duane Williams, Lucy Williams Bowman, Stafford Hoyt ("Chip") Williams III, Random Williams Strom, Keary R. ("Robb") Williams, Jr., Kris Williams, Josh Hughes, Ryan Hughes, Kara von Frangenberg, and Zane von Frangenberg; and by 13 great grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Lois Pettit Koult, and special nephew, Col. Jack Wedam.

The family will receive friends at Grundy Funeral Home on Thursday, November 29, 2012 from 10:00-11:00am. Funeral services, officiated by Minister Bill Neeley, will immediately follow in the Grundy Funeral Home chapel at 11:00am, with interment at Mountain Valley Memorial Park in Big Rock, VA. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alma P. and Stafford H. Williams, Sr. Endowed Scholarship at Appalachian School of Law, Attn: Karen Harvey, 1169 Edgewater Drive, Grundy, VA 24614; or to the Buchanan County Public Library, 1185 Poe Town Street, Grundy, VA 24614.

The family expresses great appreciation to Alma's friends and the staff at Westhaven Retirement Center where she resided and was cared for in recent years.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Grundy Funeral Home is assisting the Williams family.

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  • Created by: Vernon Miller
  • Added: 27 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101366241
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Alma Gluck Pettit Williams (20 Feb 1921–26 Nov 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101366241, citing Mountain Valley Memorial Park, Big Rock, Buchanan County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Vernon Miller (contributor 47101395) .