The Cochran Funeral Home of Hiawassee announces Funeral Services for Mr. Carl Broward Williams, age 90 of Hiawassee who passed away at his home on Sunday morning, November 3, 2019.
Mr. Williams was born in Plant City, Florida on January 3, 1929 to the late Eddie Broward Williams and Ruby Florene (Bailey) Williams. As an industrious boy, Carl would ride 25 miles each day on his bicycle delivering newspapers. Shortly after high school, Carl started a 32 year long career in the phosphate mining industry. He held various positions from Research and Development to Quality Control, and eventually became Plant Superintendent. He always held a humble spirit. He retired at the age of 55, beginning a new phase of life working full time on the family cattle ranch.
Carl was very loving and personable. He was quiet and reserved by nature. Gifted with a mechanical mind, Carl could fix just about anything and enjoyed repairing cars and rebuilding tractors. He began a new hobby of woodworking when he moved to the mountains. Carl was an active member of McConnell Memorial Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and helped with youth activities. He loved gospel music and accumulated a total of 60 years singing bass/baritone in his church choirs. He and his wife, Hilda, had a love of exploration and travel. They have twice traveled the United States, visited various parts of Canada, and toured most of Europe.
He will be warmly remembered by all who knew him, but especially missed by his family: devoted wife of 70 years, Hilda Williams; daughter & son-in-law, Judy & Richard Kaufman; son & daughter-in-law, Gordon & Linda Williams; and son & daughter-in-law, Jason & Cathy Williams. Also, sharing in his legacy are 6 grandchildren, Jaime Beuchat, Jennifer Williams, Emily Williams, Trevor Williams, Caitlin Williams, and Cameron Williams; and 3 great grandchildren, Connor Beuchat, Curren Beuchat, and Cayden Beuchat. Carl was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, Florene Frazier.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday November 7, 2019 at McConnell Memorial Baptist Church with Pastor Steve Taylor and Rev. Danny Byers officiating. Music will be presented by Wayne Hundley and Danny Byers. Interment will follow at Osborn Cemetery. The following gentlemen have been selected to serve as pallbearers: Don Woodruff, Charles Grimes, Jr., Charles Chaney, Trevor Williams, Jim Wagener, and Frank Witkowski. Honorary pallbearers will include: Phil Heard, Walter Berg, Allan Driskell, Hiram "Buddy" Kelly, Jerry Armstrong, and Ron McGowen. The family will receive friends on Thursday at McConnell Memorial from 12 p.m. until the service begins.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to your choice of: McConnell Memorial Baptist Church- Building Fund, P.O. Box 235, Hiawassee, GA 30546; Gideon's Towns County Camp, P. O. Box 517, Young Harris, GA 30582; or Homestead Hospice.
Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Hiawassee.