Nov. 10, 1940-April 12, 2019

Benny Rayford Williams, devoted husband, father, grandfather, lover of the Lord, and remodeler extraordinaire, passed at Shannondale Healthcare Center surrounded by devoted family April 12, 2019.

Benny is survived by his wife of 57 years, Gennell Spry Williams; two children, Tanya Rains (Ken) of Knoxville, Tenn., and Stan Williams (Michelle) of Natchitoches; six grandchildren, Jordan Rains and wife Katie, Ashton Rains, Anna Williams, Abigail Williams and Ryne Williams; and one brother, Wayne Williams of Thornton, Ark.

To commemorate Benny’s legacy, a Celebration of Life service will be at Oasis of Love Fellowship in Natchitoches at 7 p.m. Monday, April 22.

See the full obituary in the Thursday, April 18 print edition.