Laura Williams Boaz

January 20, 2005

Laura Williams Boaz, 85, of 907 Jefferson Street, Clifton Forge, Virginia died Thursday, January 20, 2005 at her residence.
She was born January 5, 1920 in Cluster Springs, Halifax County, Virginia, a daughter of the late Raymond Peter and Sadie Adams Williams.
Mrs. Boaz was a homemaker and a member of the Clifton Forge Presbyterian Church where she belonged to the Sara Lynn Sunday School Class and the flower guild. She loved sewing and made many doll clothes for the Presbyterian Childrens Home. She was also an avid gardener and provided flowers for many church functions.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, David L. Boaz of Clifton Forge. Also surviving are a daughter Jane Boaz Wood and her husband, Charlie of Richmond; three sisters: Grace Williams of South Boston, Jenny Jones and her husband, Espey, also of South Boston, and Betty Stacy & her husband, Pat of Cary, North Carolina; two brothers: Raymond P. "Buster" Williams and his wife, Mattie Lee of Manassas, and James R. "Dick" Williams & his wife Mickey, of Vienna; a brother-in-law, Cecil Granger of Halifax, as well as three grandchildren: Sara Elizabeth "Sally" Wood Nystrom & her husband, Jon of Richmond, Laura Jane Wood of Richmond, and Joseph David Wood of Blacksburg.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five sisters, Margaret W. Edmondson, Essie Mae W. Phelps, Nell Williams, Louise Williams, and Kathleen W. Granger, and two brothers, George Williams and John Williams.
A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 PM, Saturday, January 22, 2005 from the Clifton Forge Presbyterian Church with Pastor Mike Rollins and Reverend Scott Bean officiating. Interment will follow in the Alleghany Memorial Park Mausoleum in Low Moor, Virginia. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6:30 until 8:30 at the funeral home. Pallbearers for the service will be Mike Sandridge, R. Joe Wood, Tom Phelps, Earl Higgins, Jon Nystrom, Tommy Edelblut, Richard Miller, and Ed Woodson .
The family suggests that memorial tributes take the form of contributions to the Presbyterian Homes & Family Services, 150 Linden Avenue, Lynchburg, Virginia 24503-2099 or to the Mountain Regional Hospice Volunteers, P.O. Box 637, Clifton Forge, VA 24422.