Julia Williams Prince, 90, resident of 14 Old Douglas Mill Rd., widow of Gilliam Prince, died Thursday Dec. 17, 2009 at Hospice Care of the Piedmont in Greenwood, SC. Graveside services will be held Sunday Dec. 20, 2009 at 3:00 PM in the afternoon in Melrose Cemetery in Abbeville, SC with the Rev. Randy Taylor officiating.
Julia was born on April 29, 1919 in Abbeville, SC. She was the daughter of the late John Preston Williams and Mamie Plexico Williams. She remained a native of Abbeville for her entire life. In 1945, she married her husband, the late Andrew Gilliam Prince. Mrs. Prince retired from Abbeville Saving and Loan. Julia was an avid bridge player and a member of a number of bridge clubs. She was also a member of a Garden Club.
Mrs. Prince was a longtime member of Main St. United Methodist Church in Abbeville. She was a member of the "Good Timers" retirement group at the church and the former Circle 4. She was also a member of the Lillian Killingsworth Sunday School Class. Julia and Gilliam were original members of the debutant program in Abbeville, SC. She was also the last surviving member of her immediate family. Her final weeks were spent with her devoted and beloved nieces, Nancy and Emile, who took care of her during her illness.
Julia leaves to cherish her memory three nieces, Emilie Yonce Gilbert (Bill), Nancy Yonce Nash (Kenneth), and Gayle Dusenberry Jackson; one nephew, Jack Dusenberry (Miriam); and her brother-in-law , Frances Dusenberry. She was the beloved "Ju-Ju" to her great nieces and nephews, Stephen Gilbert, Patrick Gilbert (Melissa), Robert Gilbert, Christopher Nash, Tanner Ross, Emilie Nash Brade (Josh), Marcus Dusenberry, and Meredith Dusenberry; and her great-great nieces and nephews, Kayla, Benjamin, Alex, Caroline, Madeline, and Thomas.
Julia now joins in eternal rest her husband, A. Gilliam Prince, and her two sisters and brother in-law, Mary Williams Dusenberry, Ann Williams Yonce, and H. Clyde Yonce.
The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Julia's Caretakers Ruby Hughes, Hope Morton, Darlene Keller, and Robert "Skinny" Dixon.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that those wishing, direct memorials to HospiceCare of the piedmont, 408 West Alexander Ave., Greenwood, SC 29646; or to Main St. United Methodist Church, PO Box 656 Abbeville, SC 29620.