Grant WilliamsGrant Franklin Williams, age 92, of West Salem, IL died on March 12, 2014 at Oakview Heights Continuous Care, Mt. Carmel, IL. Grant was a member of the First Christian Church in West Salem, a volunteer fireman for 21 years for the West Salem Fire Department and a member of the Richland County Shriners.  He was employed as a material handler for Champion Laboratories for many years, and was also a License Examiner for the State of Illinois, Edwards County Branch.  He was a funeral assistant for Ingram Funeral Home.  Grant served as a Civil Defense Director for 12 years.  He also served on the Edwards County Housing Authority Board from 1979-1995.

Survivors include his wife, Anna Mae of West Salem, three daughters:  Judy (Darrell) Lau of Tulsa, OK, Jean (Edward) Rothrock of West Salem, and Jennie (Michael) Ashburn of Foristell, MO, 7 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren and 4 step great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by his sister, Rachel Jackson of Joshua, TX, and one cousin, Kay Heady of Newton, IL.

Funeral service for Grant Franklin Williams will be held at 7PM on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at the First Christian Church in West Salem, IL.

Visitation will be held from 5pm to service time at 7PM at the First Christian Church in West Salem.

Private burial will follow at the Moravian Cemetery on Monday. The Ingram Funeral Home of West Salem is in charge of all the arrangements.

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