(July 27, 1941 - January 31, 2013)
Mr. William Edwin “Ed” McWilliams, age 71, of Molena, passed away January 31, 2013 at his home. He was born in Lithonia, GA to the late Grear McWilliams and Lillie Bell Lynch McWilliams. He was a fireman for the DeKalb County Fire Department, retiring in 1993. He also worked in construction. He was a member of the Pike County Tractor Club, the International Brotherhood of Fire Fighters and the Pike County Farm Bureau. Mr. McWilliams enjoyed fishing, hunting, and having friends and family over for cookouts. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, Joe McWilliams and Weyman McWilliams and sister, Janet Stephenson.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years: Ramona McWilliams; children and their spouses: Matt McWilliams, Shawna Gunn of St. Simons, Mark and Susan McWilliams of Griffin and Shane and Mia McWilliams of Jasper; brother and sister-in-law: Ronald and Martha Ann McWilliams of Warner Robins; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 2, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Moody-Daniel Funeral Home with Pastor Bob Howard officiating. Friends may visit the family on Saturday, from 12-2 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 878, Zebulon, GA 30295.