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Paul "Pete" Grier Williams

Paul Grier Williams III, "Pete" age 54, was born January 12, 1956 and died December 27, 2010 in Blue Ridge, Georgia. Paul Grier Williams III "Pete" formerly of Abbeville, South Carolina was the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Paul Williams Sr. and the late Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Starnes of Abbeville.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Williams Jr. of Abbeville, a sister, Susan Williams Gessler of Fayetteville, Arkansas, a brother, Luke Starnes Williams of Abbeville, two nieces, Natalie Gessler Ramsey of Huntsville, Alabama, Caroline Elizabeth Gessler of Senatobia, Mississippi and his life partner, Marshall D. Burke of Blue Ridge, Georgia.

Pete was a graduate of Lakeside High School in Hot Springs, Arkansas and a graduate of The University of South Carolina in Columbia. Pete was a deacon in the Cherry Log Christian Church and a Realtor with Coldwell Banker High Country Realty in Blue Ridge Georgia. He was active in philanthropic and community affairs in Blue Ridge.

Memorials may be made in memory of Paul Grier Williams III, to Main Street United Methodist Church, PO Box 656, Abbeville, South Carolina 29620.

A Celebration of Pete's life will be conducted Thursday, January 6, 2011 at Cherry Log Christian Church at 11:00 A.M. The family is at the home of his parents Mr. & Mrs. Paul Williams 257 Whip-O-Will Road Abbeville.


Cherry Log Christian Church
1149 Cherry Log Street
Cherry Log, GA  30522
Thursday, January 6, 2011
11:00 A.M.

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We are so very sorry for the loss of your sweet brother and want you to know we have you and your family in our prayers.

Sarah and Carl Gessler Jan 14 2011 12:00 AM

We were stunned & saddened when we read of Pete's passing in The News Observer. Pete helped us find our cabin in the N Ga mountains a few years ago. He and Marshal were our first friends and made us feel so welcome. Pete was a fine person, warm, loving & a great sense of humor. He will be missed. Our hearts & prayers go out to Pete's family, friends & Marshall.

Ed & Sue Krupp Jan 11 2011 12:00 AM

I was so sorry to hear of Pete's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bless.

Lynn LaBoon Roberson Jan 9 2011 12:00 AM

We were so sorry to hear of Pete's death. He and I were close friends during our high school years in Arkansas. Our prayers are with the entire Williams family

Ron and Michelle Eslick Jan 8 2011 12:00 AM

Sincere condolence to all affected by the loss of this kind and charming gentleman. "May light perpetual shine upon the departed in a Paradise of eternal refreshment."

David Goldman Jan 5 2011 12:00 AM

I enjoyed knowing Pete the short time that I did. He was a lovely man and I am grieving his passing. I pray for his peace as he moves to his place in God's home.We will all miss him very, very much.

Janet Shadoin Jan 5 2011 12:00 AM

May god comfort you in you loss.

The Chase Family Jan 4 2011 12:00 AM

Our prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Ree Ree and Donnie

Ree Ree and Donnie Ashley Jan 4 2011 12:00 AM

Devastated by the loss of this lifelong friend. Pete possessed many wonderful qualitlies that I should aspire to emulate. He was a genuine friend regardless of the years between visits. I loved him and will miss his presence. My prayer is that God will hold you all in the palm of his hands during this time and the days ahead. Peace be with you...Jeanne

Jeanne Goin Metcalf Jan 4 2011 12:00 AM

Jane and Paul and family, what can I say, my thoughts and prayers are with you. in Love, Peggy

Peggy Miller Jan 3 2011 12:00 AM

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