Posted on Jan 09, 2013 - 01:38 PM

Clarice Craig Bunting Williams, 97, of Hayes, Va., passed away peacefully in her home on Jan. 4, 2013, surrounded by her loving children and family members.

She was a lifelong member of Union Baptist Church of Achilles, Va., and was the church’s oldest member.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who frequently expressed her gratitude for the blessings of a wonderful childhood, a happy married life, and a satisfying retirement.

Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 54 years, Stanley E. Williams; her parents, Solomon Dixie and Margaret Rowe Bunting, and daughter, Betty C. Valentine.

She is survived by daughter, Carolyn Craig W. Starnes and husband John; son, Edward Hamilton Williams and wife Lucy, and son, Jon Douglas Williams and fiancée Mary Lou Skinner; son-in-law, Gary Wayne Barncord; grandchildren, Dr. B. Alden Starnes and wife Mary, Amy W. Boykin and husband Mark, Sarah W. Haywood and husband Douglas, and Michael Todd Barncord and wife Samantha; five great- grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces, and special foster daughter, Jennileigh Wilhelm.

The family received friends Sunday, Jan. 6 at the funeral home from 7-8 p.m. A service to celebrate her life was held at Union Baptist Church, Achilles, Monday, Jan. 7 at 2 p.m., conducted by Pastor Richard Whiteheart, with burial in Gloucester Point Memorial Cemetery.

Arrangements by Hogg Funeral Home and Crematory, Gloucester Point.