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Peggy Ford Williams

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

Messages for the Family

  1. Randy Trammel says:
    A very sweet and professional Woman. She was loved by all that knew her. I got to know her when she was the Lebanon city Attorney. We will miss Peggy.
  2. Donna Dykes says:
    Wonderful memories of having known Peggy while we were in Lebanon. She was a loving, intelligent professional woman who was dedicated to her family and community. Blessings to all the family.
  3. Stuart Spicer says:
    There are no words which would be worthy to say about such a glorious lady. “MOM” even though at the time she had a household herself, always allowed me to be just another son. She and the entire family are the perfect example of how to be a friend and neighbor. Oh for more people like this today, where honor and humility shown brightly from their very presence. We may have lost a true example of how life should be lived before others, but Heaven’s chorus has started a new verse with strength renewed at her presence there. What we shall miss and always remember fondly, heaven now has gained new strength. I thank God for “MOM” and the example she always has been before me,,,,,,
  4. KEN Hall says:
    I attended Castle Heights with Rusty and Bruce. I knew Mrs. Williams through them. Mrs. Williams was kind enough to turn her head the other way when we, as cadets, stole the Castle Heights cannon and hid it her garage. She, unwittingly, became a part of Castle Heights history that day in May, 1971. RIP dear lady and my prayer if for comfort for your family.
  5. Mary Ruth Osborne Trumphour says:
    We were “faculty kids” at Heights in the ‘40’s, and we also attended the Presbyterian Church. I always enjoyed seeing Peggy at the Heights reunions and in her office at City Hall when I would stop in to see her. She always had time to stop and visit and recall our memories. She was a lovely lady, and I extend my sympathy to her family.
  6. Mary Toy and the children of Mable (Ford) Toy says:
    Thank you for letting us know about Peggy’s passing. Peace and prayers for the family.