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Jimmie Nell Williams

Jimmie Nell Williams, age 79, passed away Feb. 29 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital.

She was born May 30, 1936, in Hamilton, and grew up in Russellville, the daughter of the late Kim Franklin and Artive Moss Williams. She graduated from Russellville High School in 1954 and graduated from the University of North Alabama and earned her master’s degree from George Peabody Teachers College, now Vanderbilt University. She was librarian at Fairview High School in Cullman County,  later at the University of Montevallo in Shelby County and then at  Jacksonville State University from 1967-1998 when she retired. She was a librarian for forty years. She moved to Henderson in 2000 to make her home with Robert Charles and Betty Williams McLaughlin. She was a member of the Finger Church of Christ.

Miss Williams is survived by a brother, Kenneth Williams, of Russellville, and nieces and nephews: Beth Sanford, John McLaughlin, Betty Jean Snyder, Barbara Taylor, Diane Flippo, Danny Avery, Keith Williams, Kent Williams and Andrea Canida.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Jean Anglin, Dorothy Avery and Betty Williams McLaughlin.

Graveside services were at 1 p.m. March 4 at Union Cemetery at Woodville.