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In Memory Of Our Poets

Rosa Leigh Haynie (Williams) - Class Of 1919

Mrs. Rosa Leigh Haynie Williams, 80, wife of the late George H. Williams and a resident of 1220 E Fairview Avenue [Montgomery, Alabama], died Thursday, March 18, 1982, in a local hospital. 

Funeral services were held Friday, March 19, 1982, at 2 p.m. from First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Donald Elliott and Rev Hal McNeeley officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery with Leak-Memory Chapel directing. 

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. J. Milton 'Katharine' Coxwell Jr., Monroeville; two grandchildren. William John Nelson Coxwell, Clara Stewart Coxwell both of Monroeville; one niece, Mrs. Elinor B. Long, Biloxi MS; one nephew, N T Barnett, Hixville, Long Island.

Pallbearers were George Thaggard, Wilham C. Fitzpatrick, William L Goodman, Neal N Posey, Julius Gray, Terry N. Posey.

Article from Montgomery Advertiser - March 19, 1982

Longtime State Employee Dies
Funeral services for Rosa Leigh Haynie Williams, 80, were to be at 2 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church. She died Thursday after an extended illness. Mrs. Williams, who had worked for the state of Alabama for 43 years, will be buried in Greenwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Williams, who lived at 1220 E. Fairview Ave., was the wife of the late George Harbison Williams. Her husband owned a formal wear store on Bibb Street.

Mrs. Williams worked for the state in the former Convict Department, the Child Welfare Department (Department of Pensions and Security), and the Military Department.

A lifelong resident of Montgomery, she was a 1919 graduate of Sidney Lanier High School.

Notification Provided by Kathy Williams Coxwell (1965)