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Joseph Harrison Williams

Mr. Joseph Harrison Williams of Charlotte, N.C., formerly of Halifax County, died Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at his residence at the age of 55.

Mr. Williams was born in Halifax County on Jan. 26, 1958 to the late Mr. Issac Williams and Mrs. Adell W. Williams and was married to Mrs. Deborah Respass Williams. He was a member of First Baptist Church of News Ferry.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two daughters, Ms. JoAnn Leslie Williams and Ms. Kesha Nicole Williams, both of Oxford, N.C.; one grandson, Issac C. Reed; one sister, Mrs. Maxine Crews and husband James of South Boston; two brothers, Mr. James Williams and wife Josephine of Halifax and Mr. Louis Williams and wife Rosetta of South Boston; his mother-in-law, Mrs. Alice Respass of Rock Hill, S.C.; one brother-in-law, Mr. Norman Respass of Charlotte, N.C.; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Mr. Williams will be Saturday, July 13, at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church of News Ferry. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family is receiving friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James and Maxine Crews, 7142 River Road, South Boston.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.