Thomas D. "Buddy" Williams, 82, passed away on the morning of Thursday, March 21, 2019, at his residence in Brighton. He was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church and a retired service technician for Sears. The widower of Brenda Williams, he leaves his loving, longtime companion, Betty Farris of Brighton; his son, Dale (Nancye) Williams of Memphis; his brother Donald "Bubba" Hayes of Brighton; sisters Elaine Anderson of Covington, Wanda Stubblefield of Covington, and Kate Fuqua of Pontotoc, MS; step-brothers Thomas Hayes and Lawson Hayes, both of Brighton; and grandchildren Blaine Carper of London and Blake Williams of Memphis. He was also preceded in death by his parents, Ralph Thomas and Martha Dickey Williams; and siblings Betty Channel, Carolyn Mohundro, Terry Williams, Sue Hensley and David Hayes.
Funeral services officiated by Rev. Gary Stafford are 11AM Saturday, March 23, with visitation beginning one hour prior, all at Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Covington Memorial Gardens. The family asks that any memorials be made to a charity of the donor's choice.