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February 18, 2014

Ella Mae Baker Williams

PETERSTOWN — Ella Mae Baker Williams, 88, of Peterstown, WV passed away Sunday, February 16, 2014 at Carilion Giles Community Hospital, Pearisburg, VA. Born February 27, 1925 at Lowell, WV she was the daughter of the late Lamar S. and Hattie Louise Miller Baker.

Ella Mae was a Charter Member of the Peterstown Christian Church where she was very active for many years in many positions. She helped prepare the Lord’s table for forty some years before becoming disabled. Ella Mae worked various jobs in her day, including the Celanese Cafeteria, Peterstown High School Cafeteria and a Tupperware dealer for many years. She and her late husband, David P. Williams were elected Honorary Alumni by the Johnson Bible College Association March 9, 1982.

In addition to her parents and loving husband of 60 years, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Ernest and Franklin Baker and two loving sisters-in-law, Mae and Nancy Baker and a brother-in-law, “Doc” Caldwell.

Survivors include one daughter, Wanda M. Rorrer and husband Tommy of Peterstown, WV, three grandchildren, Sheila Carder and husband John of Peterstown, WV, Tony Rorrer and wife Kim of Draper, VA and April Hill and husband David of Princeton, WV, three great-grandchildren, Amanda Sadler, Taylor Cumbee and Wyatt Rorrer, two great-great grandchildren, Jayden Miller and Bryson Spicer, many cousins, nieces, nephews and her Christian family and friends whom she loved.

“To my family, I pray all will accept my Lord and be faithful in service to him and prepare to meet again someday in heaven. Love to all my family” – Ella Mae

Funeral Service will be 1:00 PM, Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at the Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home Chapel, Peterstown, with Minister Donald Henegar officiating. Burial will follow in the Peterstown Cemetery, Giles County, VA. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations of sympathy be made to the Peterstown Christian Church, PO Box 535, Peterstown, WV 24963.

Online guest book can be signed or condolences may be sent to the Williams family at

Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown, WV.

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