November 07, 2017


Durwood Alford Williams
August 31, 2017 - November 3, 2017

Durwood Alford Williams, 79, resident of Bogalusa, LA passed away on November 3, 2017 at Resthaven Living Center in Bogalusa, LA. He was born in Bogalusa, on August 31, 1938. He was a member of Talley’s Chapel Community Church and also worked at Gaylord where he retired after 36.5 years.
Durwood is survived by his wife of 58 years Barbara Mizell Williams; a son Dalton (Sandy) Williams; his daughters Denise (Steven) Dickson, Deidra (Jeff) Hogle, Danan (Michael) Benson; sisters Doris White and Joyce (Donald) Warren; 11 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and numerous special nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his father Wendell Alford Williams; his mother Ruby Robinson Williams; a brother Donald Williams; and a sister Janet Dewald Wallace.
Visitation will be held Sunday, November 5, 2017, from 11:00 am until the funeral service at 2:00 pm at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home. Pastor Eric Seal and Pastor Steven Dickson will officiate the service and interment will follow at Magee Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Dale Williams, Jeff Hogle, Nelson Meza, Thad Benson, Micah Benson, and Mike Fransisco.
The family would like to give special thanks to Resthaven Living Center; Dr. Hossein Tabari, Lea Davis, and the whole staff; Our Lady of Angels Hospital; Camellia Hospice; Talley’s Chapel Church Ladies; a special friend Dale Williams; and the family and friends who stood with them and brought food.

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