Williams, Gretchen Maddox

Mrs. Gretchen Maddox Williams, of Jackson, died Thursday, June 9, 2011 at Sacred Journey Hospice. She was born Aug. 4, 1912 in Brewton, Ga., to the late William Dessie and Emmie Mimbs Maddox. She was the oldest member of Jackson United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, and loved spending time with her family and friends. She is survived by her daughter, Judy Williams Guelde, of Jackson; grandson, John and Valerie Guelde, of Kissimmee, Fla.; granddaughter, Beth and David Cox, of Orlando, Fla.; five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Lillian Bush, of Dublin, Lois Hicks, of Covington, Margie Webb, of Garner, N.C.; several nieces and nephews; and her "Walking Angels," Linda Bailey, Barbara Goodman and Jessie Woodard. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hiram Wilbur “Red” Williams; two sisters and a brother. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 11, at the Chapel of Sherrell Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. John Brantley officiating. Interment was at Brewton Cemetery in Brewton, Ga. The family received friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday. Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at www.sherrellfh.com. Sherrell Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.