Willie James Alls 1952-2020

WARREN — Willie James Williams Alls, 67, of 240 Federal Street NW, Warren, departed this life Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. at his residence, following complications of an extended illness.

He was born June 28, 1952, in Leary, Ga., the son of Eddie J. Williams Sr. and Cora Lee Alls, residing in the area for 63 years.

Mr. Alls was employed with Labors International Union of North America Local 935 for 45 years, before retiring Sept. 1, 2014. He also worked for G.M. Packard Electric, Ohio Lamp and was a 1970 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School.

He was a member of St. Paul Church of God in Christ and enjoyed playing chess, horticulture and auto mechanics. He was known as the family historian, reciting the family’s Southern roots and loved to cook Southern dishes and sing the Oldies.

He served honorably in the U.S. Army as a PVC from 1970 to 1973, during the Vietnam War, receiving several honors.

He leaves to mourn seven brothers, Eddie J. (Lois) Williams Jr. of Leesburg, Ga., Charlie J. Williams of Arlington, Ga., Willie J. (Angela) Williams of Box Springs, Ga., Winston L. (Evangela) Williams of Edison, Ga., Charlie C. Hodge of Ft. Pierce, Fla. and Robert Alls and Ezra Alls, both of Warren; four sisters, Ms. Rose Armstrong Sparks and Ms. Barbara Ann Wright, both of Warren, Mrs. Millie A. Fletcher of Arlington, Ga. and Mrs. Rubye Louise Starling of St. Petersburg, Fla.; Tommy L. Davis, whom he helped rear, of Warren; a special friend, Ms. Lessie Davis of Warren; a favorite cousin, Roger Alls of McDonough, Ga.; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, John L. Armstrong Sr.; one heavenly daughter, Ms. Jaleesa Davis; one son, Rahmon Warfield; one brother, John Armstrong Jr.; and one sister, Ms. Louise Marie Alls.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 22, 2020 at noon at the St. John’s Ministries Church of God in Christ, where calling hours will be held from 11 a.m. to noon. Social distancing will be upheld. Burial will take place in Pineview Memorial Park Cemetery.

Cards and condolences can be sent to 240 Federal Street, N.W., Warren 44483.

Arrangements of comfort were handled by the Sterling-McCullough Williams Funeral Home.

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