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James Edward Williams

James Edward Williams, 96, of Marion, North Carolina, passed away in the early morning hours of Wednesday, June 01, 2022 at his home.


He was born in Old Fort on December 07, 1925 to the late James Melvin Williams and Bessie Lee Justice Williams.


Mr. Williams was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He entered the service when he was 19. He was in the Pacific Theater and fought during Iwo Jima. He was wounded on Okinawa and received the Purple Heart for his heroic service. Following this, he worked as a chief engineer on a tuna fishing vessel. In his later years, he enjoyed wood turning and spending time with his family and friends.


He is preceded in death by his wife, Willie Mae Suttles Williams.


He is survived by his two children, James Aaron Williams (Janet) and Lugenia Gibson (David); his granddaughter, Shannon Lind (Bill); and one sister, Jean Ward.


Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

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Safe travels Uncle Jim. Hello to Aunt Willie.

Sharon Williams Jun 4 2022 1:22 PM

Semper Fi Uncle Jim

Kathy Williams Jun 3 2022 10:25 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James Williams

Greg, Melissa & Dewey Stevenson Jun 3 2022 6:30 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James Williams

Dawnelle Patrick Jun 3 2022 12:21 PM

Semper Fi Marine

Butch Pelfrey, MSGT USMC (Ret) Jun 2 2022 9:24 PM

My prayers are with you I was his former pca I loved mr Williams he was a great man I always loved the stories he would tell my heart goes to you all

Lexi coyle Jun 2 2022 8:43 PM

Jean thinking of you during this time and the loss of your brother.

Murleen and Richard Buchanan Jun 2 2022 6:50 PM

Sorry for your loss cousins.
May God uplift each of you with His peace and love.

Leuzette Mason Tweed Jun 2 2022 6:28 PM

Jim and Janet,
Janice and I send thoughts of comfort and peace to you both during this time of loss.

Steve & Janice Pierce Jun 2 2022 8:41 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Williams

Donna Butler Jun 2 2022 2:53 AM

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