Funeral services for Mrs. Peggy Ford Williams will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, April 5, 2019, at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Sherard Edington officiating. Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation Thursday 2-8 PM at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home and Friday after 10 AM at First Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Williams, age 88 of Lebanon passed away Sunday, March 31, 2019, at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage.
Born April 17, 1930, in St. Charles, Missouri, she is the daughter of the late Raymond Calvin and Pearl Russell Ford. She attended Linwood College and Murray State University, and graduated Cumberland Law School. After receiving her law degree, she was in private practice and also taught pre law at Cumberland. She went on to serve as staff attorney for Tennessee Department of Employment Security. She then became Chief Legal Counsel for the State of Tennessee Department of Agriculture. Prior to retiring, she served as the attorney for the City of Lebanon. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and also was a former performer with the Sound & Light Theater. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Ralph James Williams on October 24, 1976, and two brothers, Ray and Billy Ford.
She is survived by five children: Russell (Stephanie) Williams, Bruce (Denise) Williams, Scott Williams, Kurt (Lisa) Williams, and Meg (David) Pelley; grandchildren: Courtney Henderson, Russ Williams, Preston Gooding, Peyton Gooding, Chase Williams, Stacy Fleming, Jeff Williams, James Williams, Sarah Beth Lawson, Luke Pelley, Levi Pelley, and Abby Pelley; great grandchildren: Brandon, Colton, Lunar and Jaden Williams, Caden & Evan Gooding, Kaylee Fleming, Aiden & Kinsley Mitten, Grant, Logan & Malachi Irons, and Noah & Chloe Williams.
The family request memorials be made in honor of Ray Scott Williams to American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pk., Suite 300, Rockville, Maryland 20852.
LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME of Lebanon (615)444-2142 www.ligonbobo.com