John W. WilliamsSteel foremanJohn W. Williams, a...


John W. Williams

Steel foreman

John W. Williams, a retired foreman for Eastern Stainless Steel Co., died Sunday of cancer at Maryland General Hospital. He was 79 and lived in West Baltimore.

He retired in 1982 after 40 years with the company.

A native of Petersburg, Va., he came to Baltimore in his teens and attended Douglass High School.

He was a member of the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 2110 Madison Ave. in Baltimore, where services were planned for 11:30 a.m. today.

His wife, the former Thelma M. Hudgins, died Dec. 19. He is survived by three sons, Carroll Williams of Woodlawn, and Richard and Arthur Williams, both of Baltimore; seven daughters, Doris Jordan, Margaret Bowler, Marie Miller, Susie Lewis, Cynthia Thomas, Deborah Williams and Carolyn Pigatt, all of Baltimore; a brother, Charles Williams of Philadelphia; a sister, Henrietta Walker of Baltimore; 43 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

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