Earl Arthur Williamson was born Jan. 16th, 1904 and died Nov. 7th, 1999 at the age of 95. Funeral services will be held at Barkett Funeral Home in Mounds. The Revs. Stephen Wolfe and Verlee Eaker will officiate. Burial will be in Spencer Heights Cemetery.
He was born in Cairo, Illinois, where he lived until the age of 2 at which time his family moved to Mounds, Illinois, where he lived for 94 years. He married Ruby D. Lomax who preceded him in death in 1987.
He was the father of three children, Betty Katherine, Barbara Anne and Harold Eugene, who died in infancy. He had 7 grandchildren and many great grandchildren.
He retired from the bakery goods distributing business at the age of 80 years. The last 20 years of his life he made and sold donuts and clearly that was his calling.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby, son, Harold Eugene, father, Oscar, mother, Roseluella, brothers, Judson and Theordore, and sister Rowena Stephenson.