William `Sonny' Williams, 71, glazier for 41 years

August 10, 2004

William E. "Sonny" Williams, a retired glazier, died of a heart attack Aug. 3 at Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton, N.C. The former Southeast Baltimore resident was 71.

Born in Webster Springs, W. Va., where he attended schools, he served in the Army during the Korean War.

Mr. Williams moved to Baltimore in the early 1950s and lived on Essex Street in Canton. He was a glazier at Caplan Brothers and Seidman Glass for 41 years. He retired and moved to Rowland, N.C., in 1991.

He enjoyed raising and canning vegetables

Services were held Saturday.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, the former Melba Locklear; five sons, James "Bim" Strickland, Michael Kleindinst and Timothy Kleindinst, all of Baltimore, James "Bo" Locklear of Hope Mills, N.C., and Jimmy Locklear of Lumberton, N.C.; five daughters, Jean Williams and Mirranda Williams, both of Rowland, N.C., Nicia Strickland of Maxton, N.C., Jennifer Barton of Fairmont, N.C., and Patricia Morga Smith of Baltimore; four brothers, Madison Williams of Parkersburg, W. Va., Edgel Williams of Indianapolis, Jonny Williams of Baltimore and Jackie Williams of Craigsville, W. Va.; two sisters, Betty Carier of Baltimore and Trudy Jean Crislip Bonner of Buchanan, W. Va.; 16 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

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