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Gay (Langston) Williams

November 7, 1937 ~ October 29, 2020 (age 82)


Gay Langston Williams was born November 7, 1937 to Archie Langston and Ruby Benton Langston on the Hunter Cemetery Farm in Salem.  She departed this life on Thursday, October 29, 2020 in Salem.

Gay married Glen M. Williams on June 16, 1955 in Mammoth Spring and to this union three children were born.

She was a hardworking Southern lady with a kind heart and a loving disposition, instilling her work ethic to her children by example.

Gay was a lifelong member of the Heart General Baptist Church.  

She was a homemaker, cook, housekeeper, loving wife, and a wonderful forgiving mother. During her roll as wife, she also served as a helpmate to her husband, Glen (Buck) Williams, who was a pastor in many rural churches in Arkansas and Southern Missouri.  She participated in many club activities with the Heart EHC ladies and loved her Mondays quilting among friends.

She leaves to mourn her passing, Harrel Estes, her loving companion for the last fourteen years; three children, Cheryl (Dr. Ron) Yow, of Horseshoe Bend, Ruth Ann (Mike) Spurlock, of Heart, and Timothy Glen (Virginia) Williams of Heart; six grandchildren, April Casey, Stacy Vance, Becky Martin, Jessica Prescott, Jenah Criss, and Austin Williams; sixteen great grandchildren, Rhiannon, Jordan, Jackson, Jenae, Chase, Matthew, Brody, Halli, Layton, Ella, Cannon, Ryker, Charlie, Abigail, Anna, and Ada James; one great -great grandson Kipton; a special niece, Angie Ferguson; Aunt Earlene Ziegler and Aunt Faye Giles; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, her brother, Boyce Langston, sister, Lois Roberts, and many wonderful friends.

A Funeral Service will be Sunday, November 1, 2020, at the Heart General Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m. with Bro. Logan Welch officiating.  Burial will follow the service in Burks Chapel Cemetery in Heart, Arkansas.

A Visitation Service will be Saturday, October 31, 2020 beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Doty Family Funeral Chapel in Salem.

Serving as pallbearers will be Austin Williams, Matthew Price, Chase Martin, Brody Martin, Weston Stroud, and Keith Guffey.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Shane Prescott, Nathan Criss, Gary Ferguson, Nathan Ferguson, Robin Casey, Robby Martin, Jeff Vance, Randy Zeigler, and Terry Langston.

Due to Covid-19 guidelines and restrictions social distancing will be practiced. Face coverings will be required upon entry to the building.

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October 31, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Doty Family Funeral Service
140 North Pickren Street| P.O. Box 395
Salem, AR 72576

Funeral Service
November 1, 2020

2:00 PM
Heart Baptist Church, Arkansas

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