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James Earl Williams, 86, longtime High Springs resident passed away Sunday, Oct. 16, at North Florida Regional Medical Center. He was a longtime member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church where he was an ordained Elder and served as a Deacon. He was an electrician at the University of Florida for many years and later became a Master Electrician with his own business.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years Donna B. Williams of High Springs; one son, Jonathan (Susan) Williams of High Springs; four daughters, Tena (Jim) Fitch of Amarillo, Texas, Lori (Bruce) Young of McAlpin, Cheryl (Omar) Vasquez and Tina (Rich)Wright; one brother, Randy (Sonja) Williams of High Springs; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22 at Gainesville Seventh Day Adventist Church 2115 N.W. 39th Avenue. Visitation will be held one hour prior (3 p.m.) to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Light Bearer’s Ministry, 37457 Jasper Lowell Road, Jasper, OR 97438 or It Is Written Mission: Mongolia P.O. Box 6 Chattanooga, TN 37401-0006.

Arrangements are under the direction of Evans-Carter Funeral Home High Springs, FL 386-454-2444.