Charles Edward Williams & Floy (Springer)  Williams
Navarro County, Texas


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Charles Edward Williams

Floy (Springer) Williams

Charles Edward Williams was born 14 October 1909.  He was the son of the Rev. James Sampson & Della Caldonia (McAfee) Williams.  He married Inez Bosley, daughter of William Smith & Sletia (Jackson) Bosley, on 22 October 1927 in Navarro County, Texas.  Inez was born 15 January 1911.  Edward & Inez had two children, Jack Thomas and Letha Juanita Willliams.   Inez died 3 February 1934 in Navarro County, Texas of Pneumonia.  She is buried next to Charles Edward at the David White Cemetery on Pisgah Ridge, Navarro County, Texas.

Charles Edward remarried to Floy Springer on 7 September 1934 at the Calvary Baptist Church 11th & 3rd St, Corsicana, Navarro Co., Texas.  Floy was the daughter of Daniel Zack & Mary Susan (Burks/Richardson) Springer.   She was born 16 March 1916 in Commerce, Hunt Co., TX.  Floy gave birth to Charles David Williams on 7 September 1935 near Ward's Bridge, Navarro County, Texas and died two days later on 9 September 1935.  She was buried in the Dresden Cemetery, Navarro County, Texas.  Her mother & father would later be buried next to her.

Charles Edward remarried a third time to Ruth Irene Gordon on 4 April 1936 at Pinkston, Navarro Co., Texas. She was the daughter of Samuel Oscar & May Sue (Hanson) Gordon.  They had no children.  After Edward's death, Ruth remarried to Robert Matthew Kennemore (3 January 1913 - 6 June 1980). Robert is buried in the Hamilton Beeman Cemetery, Navarro County, Texas.  Ruth is still living in Ft. Worth Texas.

Charles Edward died of Typhoid Fever on 5 September 1936 at the home of his parents in Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas.  He was buried next to his first wife, Inez.


Children of Charles Edward & Inez (Bosley) Williams:





Jack Thomas Williams 28 May 1929 7 June 1973 1) Vera
2) Maxine
3) Glenna Ruty (Holman) Ford-Williams-Piel, married 1958
Letha Juanita Williams 17 February 1931 - living - Marvin W. Slaydon


Children of Charles Edward & Floy (Springer) Williams:





Charles David Williams 7 Sept 1935 -living- Cora Sue Grimm


Charles Edward Williams holding his youngest son, Charles David Williams

photo taken abt 1936

Edward died shortly after


Obituaries & Death Certificates


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David White Cemetery
Pisgah Ridge
Navarro County, Texas

* Inez's grandmother, Sallie Bosley, is buried near by.  Her parents, William Smith and Sletia (Jackson) Bosley are buried at the Richland Cemetery

Death Certificate

Funeral services for Charles E. Williams, aged 25 years, 712 East Twelfth avenue, who died Saturday morning following a short illness, were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at Pisgah Ridge cemetery where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Green, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, three children, Jack, Charles and Juanita; parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Williams, two brothers, Jordan [Judson] and Harvey Williams, and a sister, Mrs. I. C. Pool [Poole], all of Corsicana, and other relatives. Pallbearers were Jack Russell, Fred Pinkston, Budy Farris, Wiley Elliott, Calvin Brannon, W. McDaniel and Troy Cooley. Corley Funeral Home directed the funeral arrangements.

Inez (Bosley) Williams - First wife of Charles Edward Williams

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Death Certificate


Mrs. Inez Williams, aged 23 years, wife of C. E. Williams of the Ward Bridge community, died Saturday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock with burial in the Pisgah Ridge Cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband, two small children, Juanita and Jack Williams; parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Bosley, Ward Bridge; two sisters, Misses Ruth and Ruby Bosley, both of Rice; and four brothers, Alf. and Bailey Bosley, both of Richland; and Ben and Jim Bosley, both of Rice.

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Floy Springer - Second wife of Charles Edward Williams

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Dresden Cemetery, Navarro County TX
Buried next to her parents, Daniel Zack & Mary Susan (Burks/Richardson) Springer

Grave site in about 1935

Death Certificate

Funeral services for Mrs. Floy Williams, aged 19, who died at Pursley Monday morning at 4 o'clock, were held from the family home Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with interment in the
Dresden Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Johnson of Pursley.
Surviving are her husband C. C. [C. E.] Williams; an infant son; parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. C. [D. Z.] Springer, all of Pursley; two sisters
Mrs. Idell Forshaw, Silver City, and Mrs. Pearl Walton, Dallas; and five brothers, Ernest and Fred Springer, both of Pursley, and
Frank, Belton, and Murphy Springer all of Lector, Texas. Pallbearers were Claude Poole, Jack Russell, Aaron Daniels, Woodrow Daniels, Hate Gallagher and Wiley Elliott.
Southerland-McCammon Funeral Home directed arrangements.
Card of Thanks
We wish to take this method of thanking our many friends who were so kind to us during the illness and death of our darling wife and
daughter, Mrs. Floy Williams. We wish to thank the kind ladies for the lunch that was prepared, also thank each and every one for the beautiful floral offerings. Thank Bro. Johnson for his comforting wards [words] in our time of need. May God's richest
blessings rest on each and every one is our prayer. C.E. Williams and Son, Mr. and Mrs. D. Z. Springer and Children.

Still living but has a lot at the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, Navarro County, Texas.  Will be buried next to her second husband, Robert Matthew Kennemore

Ruth Irene (Gordon) - Third Wife of Charles Edward Williams. She remarried to Robert Matthew Kennemore


  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams - grandson of Charles Edward Williams & Floy (Springer) Williams

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