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 James O “Greasy” Williams

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James O “Greasy” Williams

  • Birth 1 Jun 1926 Oakland City, Gibson County, Indiana, USA
  • Death 7 Dec 2003 Illinois, USA
  • Burial Du Quoin, Perry County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 112220286

James O. (Greasy) Williams, 77, of Du Quoin, passed away at 8:27 A.M., Sunday, December 7, 2003 at the Skilled Care Unit of Pinckneyville Hospital in Pinckneyville, IL.

Greasy was a retired foreman at Consol Coal Company. He had worked for twenty years as a UMW of A miner for Gibraltar Coal Corp. in Central City, Kentucky. He was of the Baptist faith. He was a member of UMW of A Local 1092. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of W.W. II.

He was born June 1, 1926 at Oakland City, Indiana, the son of Russell O. and Neoma (Rock) Williams.

He married Mara Lou Maikranz on February 7, 1948 at Petersburg, Indiana.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters - Thelma Barrett and Vivian Norrington, and one brother - Donald in infancy.

Funeral services were at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, December 10, 2003 at the Searby Funeral Home in Du Quoin with Rev. Tim McIntyre officiating.

Friends called from 5 to 8 P.M., Tuesday at the Searby Funeral Home in Du Quoin and from 7 A.M. until time of service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Interment was in the Sunset Memorial Park at Du Quoin.

Friends may make memorials to American Cancer Society or American Heart Association.


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  • Created by: John Ozzy Williams
  • Added: 12 Jun 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 112220286
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James O “Greasy” Williams (1 Jun 1926–7 Dec 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 112220286, citing Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, Du Quoin, Perry County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by John Ozzy Williams (contributor 47315704) .