Julia Maye Bennett Williams, 94 of Carlisle, gained her wings June 2, 2018. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend. She was born in Carlisle, Arkansas on September 14, 1923 to Don and Cora Bennett. Those loved ones welcoming her home are her parents, three brothers, two nephews, two nieces, two sons-in-law, and one great grandson.
Maye married her husband, Ernie Williams on March 28, 1946 and he preceded her in death in 2000. She leaves behind her four children, Ann Robinson, Carolyn Schmidt, Linda Sullivan and Don Williams and a special daughter, Ruby Vaughan; seven grandchildren, Debbie Fleming, Sandy Curtis, Eric and Jason Williams, Dawn Sullivan, Bryan Sullivan, Daniel Sullivan and a special granddaughter, Sheila Hamric; seventeen great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. She also leaves behind two nieces and their families, Kathy Bennett Perkins, Karen McKee and the Morrison family whom she considered her bonus children.
Maye lived in Carlisle her entire life and was active in girl scouts, boy scouts, and church youth programs at the First Baptist Church.
She was chosen as Carlisle Citizen of the Year in 2005 and she served as the Ouachita Girl Scout council for many years. She was “Aunt Maye” to several generations of young people in her community.
The family wishes to express their thanks for the loving care their mother received at the Chambers Nursing Home over the past 5 years. Our mother would be happy to be remembered by a donation to your favorite charity, especially those for children or the First Baptist Church in Carlisle or the activity fund at Chambers Nursing Home. The family will be at the home of Daniel and Brandy Sullivan, 1201 East 4th Street, Carlisle. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., Monday June 4, 2018 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen. Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M., Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Carlisle. Interment will be in the Carlisle Cemetery.