CANTON — Dudley Denver Williams, 82, passed away on Sunday, May 26, 2019, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

A native of Haywood County, he was a son of the late Joe and Leona Sales Williams. Dudley was a member of West Canton Baptist Church. He enjoyed NASCAR, traveling and especially collecting antique furniture.

Dudley is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lois Owenby Williams; daughter, Linda Lee Williams and son, Daryl Dudley Williams, all of Canton; sister, Bernice Crowder, of Waynesville; brother, Rayburn Williams, of Johnson City, Tennessee; sister-in-law, Clara Williams; and one granddaughter, Payton Crowley.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at the Horizon Mausoleum at Crawford/Ray Memorial Gardens with Rev. Jonathan Blaylock officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 2:30 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

The care of Mr. Williams has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Homes and an online memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at

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