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Elma Porter Williams: Calabash

    Elma Porter Williams of Calabash, slipped away peacefully from her earthly home to her heavenly home on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 following an extended illness. She was 92.
     Mrs. Williams was born on July 17, 1921 in Loris, to the late Mr. William Edward Porter and the late Mrs. Olia Moore Cannon Porter. 
    “Mrs. Elma” loved God, her family, singing, cooking, gardening and she had a delightful sense of humor. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, a member of First Baptist Church of Shallotte, and will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.
    Survivors include her three daughters, Sonya Anderson and husband, Howard of Calabash, Betty Smith of High Point, and Linda Sims of Durham;  her two sons, Larry Williams of Stockton, Calif., and Harold Williams and wife, Cathy of Liberty, Ky.; eight grandchildren, Mark, Kevin, Brannon, Michael, Dale, Angel, Drew and Greg; six great-grandchildren, Emery, Cate, Julian, Logan, Jimmy and Eric;  three sisters, Vera Graham of Myrtle Beach, Eva Edwards of Wilsonville, Ala., and Evelyn Gause of Marietta, Ga.
    Mrs. Williams was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Eugene Williams; two brothers, Lacy and Garcy Porter; three sisters, Bertha Porter McDowell, Ruby Williamson and Maude Porter and daughter-in-law, Georgia Williams.
    Funeral services were held 2:00 Saturday, Oct. 5 at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with Elder James Allen officiating. Committal services followed at Antioch cemetery.
    Memorials may be made to Amedisys Hospice, 790 Sunset Blvd., Suite 8, Sunset Beach, NC 28468.
    A guestbook is available at here.

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