Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

November 18, 2012

Louie Alvah Williams

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLUEFIELD — Louie Alvah Williams, 63, of 1418 Packing Plant Road, Bluefield, W.Va., passed away on Friday, November 16, 2012 at his residence.

Mr. Williams was born September 10, 1949 in Thornhill, W.Va. to the late William C. “Jack” Williams and Eva M. Hodges Williams. He had been a resident of Bluewell, W.Va. for this past 40 years and was retired from Bluefield Beverage Company. He was so proud of all his grandchildren and attended every sporting event that he could. They were his pride and joy and they will miss him terribly.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, William C. Williams and one sister, Aggie Martin.

Survivors Include: Two daughters: Andi Lester and husband Robbie of Bluefield, Va., Angie Coppola and husband Teddy of Bluefield, W.Va.; three sisters: Nancy Santoro of Bluefield, W.Va., Jessie Krondon of Hudson, Fla., Zona Meskinish of Bluefield, W.Va.; sister-in-law: Peggy Williams of Bluefield, W.Va.; grandchildren: Corey Coppola, Jia Coppola, McKenzie Lester, Devin Lester, Sydney Lester and an unborn baby girl expected in December; special cousin: Stanley Hodges. He will also be greatly missed by his many nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell, W.Va. with Minister Mike Baker officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Bluewell, W.Va. where Robbie Lester, Teddy Coppola, Corey Coppola, Devin Lester, Chris Krondon, Marcus Santoro, David Meskinish and Tony Hood will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Terry Jennings, Jackie Shrader, Jack Hatter, Blaine Griffith, Doug Miller, Gary Hurt, Butch Palmer, Smokey Havens, John Copley, Stanley Hodges, Augie Coppola and Randy Farmer.

Friends and family may call at Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell, W.Va. on Sunday, November 18, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Online condolences can be sent to the Williams family at  

Cravens-Shires Funeral Home, 3431 Coal Heritage Road, Bluefield, WV  24701 is serving the Williams family.