In Memory of Warren Williams Age: 100 | August 1, 1912 - July 12, 2013 a gannett company

Warren Williams Obituary -

Mr. Warren Williams Lafayette, LA - A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, July 20, 2013, 11:00 AM at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church for Mr. Warren Williams, 100. He will be buried in Calvary Cemetery. On Friday, July 12, 2013, Warren Williams was taken into God's loving arms after 100 years of life. He went into his eternal sleep at home in Lafayette, Louisiana with family by his side. Warren was born on August 1, 1912 in New Orleans, Louisiana. His father was Eddie Williams of New Orleans, Louisiana, and his mother was Caroline Martin, although born in Lafayette, Louisiana, spent most of her life in New Orleans. Both preceded their son in death. Warren began his military service soon after graduating high school and served in World War II as an Army soldier. Upon his return, he studied electronics and started a small business in electronic repair. He was an avid checker player who attained instructor status resulting in numerous awards. His accomplishments include, but are not limited to induction into the International Checker Hall of Fame, Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding and dedicated service as President of the International Checkers Society, and received one of few appreciation plaques that bear the expression "We love you," from members of the American Checkers Association. Warren relocated to Lafayette, Louisiana, first residing with niece and nephew Freddie and Dianne Allen for a time after Hurricane Katrina. In loving demand, he spent his remaining years with his niece Sherrol Lyons and her partner, Adam Lewis, who became his primary caregiver. He was part of a large family too numerous to name - yet, he loved each and every one as they loved him. Viewing will be Saturday, July 20, 2013 from 7:00 - 10:30 AM at Kinchen Funeral Home. The rosary will be prayed at 9:00 AM. Kinchen Funeral Home, Inc. of Lafayette is in charge of final arrangements.  also ... h_id=10975

Funeral Program - memorial leaflet from Warren Williams' funeral


I received an email from Roger Blaine Mon, Oct 20, 2014 at 8:15 PM
Warren died July 12, 2013... just shy of 101 ... fhid=12378 ... h_id=10975

Dear 100-square checker enthusiasts,

Herbert "Cookey" Burrell called me last night from New Orleans to inform me of the death of Warren Williams, long-time president of the New Orleans Checker Club and the American International Checkers Society (AICS). Mr. Williams lived to be 101 years old. He left New Orleans after the 2005 flood and went to live with a niece in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Williams retired from active play 20 years ago or more, but still traveled to AICS tournaments in distant states such as Delaware, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania, in his 90's, in the company of Herbert and his brother Joe Burrell.

May this remarkable man rest in peace, Roger Blaine.

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