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Carolyn (Yon) Williams

November 12, 1933 ~ October 7, 2017 (age 83)

Carolyn Williams, 83 of Gainesville passed away Saturday, October 7, 2017.

She was born on November 12, 1933 in Atlanta, GA to J. Will and Lucille Williams.     She attended E. Rivers Elementary School and was a graduate of North Fulton High School.  She Graduated from the University of Georgia with an A.B. in Journalism and was a member of Tri Delta Sorority.

She married Richard B. Williams, her high school sweetheart on October 8, 1955 at The Cathedral of St. Philip.  Carolyn worked full-time while raising 4 children at the family owned Cox Carlton Hotel in Atlanta and is now Hotel Indigo in Midtown. She served numerous years on the Altar Guild and Episcopal Church Women and later was employed by North Georgia College and State University.

In addition to her parents, Carolyn is preceded in death by her husband Dick, her son Matthew, her daughter, Suzanne Williams, and her sister, Betty Yon Hull. 

She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Williams Shunnarah, her husband Rick and granddaughter Rachel of Sandy Springs, GA as well as son Andrew Williams, his wife Allison, grandson Alexander of Charleston, SC and granddaughter Olivia of Hilton Head, SC.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday October 24, 2017 at Grace Episcopal Church, 422 Brenau Avenue, Gainesville, GA 30501. 

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Grace Episcopal Church, Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church, or any animal rescue organization of your choice.

Those wishing to send online condolences to the family may do so at littledavenport.com

Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, SW, Gainesville, Ga. 30501 is in charge of arrangements.

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