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Wanda Gayle WilliamsPassing: August 2, 2011


Chastain Funeral Home

Saturday,Aug.6,2011, 10:00 am


Chastain Funeral Home

Friday,Aug.5,2011, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday,Aug.6,2011, 09:00 am - 10:00 am


Hancock Chapel Cemetery

Saturday,Aug.6,2011, 12:30 pm

MITCHELL Wanda Gayle Williams, 78, Mitchell, passed away at 9:05 a.m. Tuesday, August 2, 2011, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born August 12, 1932, in Harrison County, she was the daughter of Herbert W. and Lydia Glenn (Tyler) Hottle. She married Robert Leon Williams September 22, 1950.

She was a newspaper reporter and photographer and had been employed at the Times Mail 27 years. Wanda graduated from Salem High School in 1950 and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mitchell.

Surviving: husband,
Leon Williams, Mitchell
Rhodell Martin, Salem
Dale Kelly Hottle, Salem

Her parents and brother, Bruce Hottle, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 6, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Gorman officiating. A graveside service will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Hancock Chapel Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Friday and from 9:00 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: Alzheimers Association

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4 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Judy Stevens | Mitchell, IN
    Date: August 9, 2011
    Leon - so sorry to learn of the passing of you very special lady. Thoughts & many prayers are with you..
  2. Guest: Joe & Pam Vanzant | Mitchell, IN
    Date: August 4, 2011
    Leon, So sorry to hear about Wanda's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. You showed me the true definition of a CAREGIVER. Joe & Pam
  3. Guest: Betty Sweeney,Debbie Wheeler family, Terry Sweeney family | APPLE VALLEY, CA
    Date: August 3, 2011
    We will always remember Wanda's sweet laughter and smile. Her love for children and the gracious way in which she blessed so many children that were in need. Heaven is full of her laughter today. Leon we love you and are praying for you
  4. Guest: Mary G. Johnson | IN
    Date: August 3, 2011
    She was a hard working reporter with fierce determination who would not be intimidated away from doing what she thought was right. During the early years of her career, women in journalism were largely limited to jobs on the women's pages, but Wanda covered accidents, court trials, county government meetings -- all of it. She also carried a camera and took on-the-scene photos. And she was a good hearted, loyal friend.