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Claude Williams

March 25, 1937 April 4, 2019
Claude  Williams
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Obituary for Claude Williams

DURHAM: Claude “Sam” Williams, 82, passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at his home in Durham. He was born in Durham to the late Charles McKinley Williams and Minnie Lee Weaver Williams. In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by his son, Frank Bailey.

Sam was a man of exceptional character and kindness. Loved by many family members and friends. He was a follower of Jesus Christ and lived an exemplary life that set a wonderful example of a Christian husband and father. Sam was a member of Liberty Baptist Church and served in various capacities from age 20 until his diagnosis at age 80. He worked for 16 years at the Durham Housing Authority and for 30 years as a salesman for J.A. Sexauer Supply Company.

Sam was born in Durham, 1 of 13 children. He loved spending time at the beach and mountains with his family, working at his church, and watching Carolina basketball.

Sam is survived by his wife, Beverly Williams; son, Kevin Williams; daughters, Andrea Williams and husband Wayne, Heidi Thornton and husband Trey; grandchildren, Callie Williams, Shelby Thornton, Samantha Thornton, Kerri Thornton; sisters, Becky Mishoe and husband Billy, Nancy Thornton and husband Harold; and brother, Gregory Wayne Williams.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, April 8th at Clements Funeral Home in Durham. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 9th at Liberty Baptist Church with Dr. Scott Gray officiating. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.

Flowers are acceptable or the family request memorial donations be made to Liberty Baptist Church: 3864 Guess Rd., Durham, NC 27705.

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be sent to

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7:00 PM 4/8/2019 7:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 4/8/2019 9:00:00 PM
Clements Funeral Home

1105 Broad St.
Durham, NC 27705

Clements Funeral Home
1105 Broad St. Durham 27705 NC
United States

Funeral Service




11:00 AM 4/9/2019 11:00:00 AM
Liberty Baptist Church

3864 Guess Road
Durham, NC 27705

Liberty Baptist Church
3864 Guess Road Durham 27705 NC
United States

Cemetery Details


Maplewood Cemetery Final Resting Place

1621 Duke University Road
Durham, NC 27701

1621 Duke University Road Durham 27701 NC
United States

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