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Originally published: 2012-11-13 11:06:49
Last modified: 2012-11-13 11:06:49

Belle Ford Williams

Belle Ford Williams, 92, of Hickory, a native and former resident of Stuart Williams Road, Boone, died Monday morning, Nov. 12, 2012, at her home.

Mrs. Williams was born Nov. 13, 1919, in Watauga County, a daughter of the late Squire Ford and Nancy Elizabeth Moore Ford. She was a homemaker and a member of Bethelview United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Williams is survived by one daughter, Hilda Battern of Granite Falls; two sons, John Ford Williams of Boone, and Stanley Curtis Williams and wife, Brenda, of Charlotte; three granddaughters, Wendy Williams of Boone, Robyn Walker and husband, Chris, of Charlotte, and Megan Parsons and husband, Josh, of Little River, S.C.; four grandsons, Chris Battern and wife, Rebecca, of Boone, Michael Williams, and wife, Chrissy, of Concord, Jonathan Williams, and John Williams, both of High Point; two great-granddaughters, Isabella and Olivia Battern, both of Boone, and two great-grandsons, Taylor Aldred and Ryan Walker, both of Charlotte. She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stuart Colfax Williams; one son, Roy Williams; seven sisters, and seven brothers.

Funeral services for Belle Ford Williams will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. The body will lie in state, at the chapel, from 1 to 2p.m. Officiating will be the Rev. Gary Lawrence. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery.

The family will receive friends 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, prior to the service.

Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to Catawba Valley Hospice, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, N.C. 28658.

Online condolences may be sent to the Williams family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.