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Samuel Davis Williams

February 19, 1945 — July 16, 2023


Samuel Davis Williams


Samuel Davis Williams, 78, of Clover, died Sunday, July 16, 2023.  He was born in Halifax County on February 19, 1945, son of the late Samuel Isaac Williams and the late Ruby Francisco Williams.  He was married to Linda Pentecost Williams, who survives.

Sammy was extremely hard-working, devoting many years to the grocery business, managing Food Lion in Roxboro, NC, and later opening, and managing Food Lion in Halifax Square.  After retiring from the grocery business, he owned and operated the County Mart in Alton and then Old 26 in Saxe, VA.  He had a passion for farming.  In his later years, he enjoyed goat farming with his nephew, Anthony Williams.  Sammy was of the Baptist faith.

Mr. Williams is survived by his wife, Linda Pentecost Williams of the home; Children, Scott Williams, Staci Epps, and Brent (Sue Ann) Pentecost; brother, Frank Warren Williams, of Greensboro, NC; numerous grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Bobby Larry Williams of Clover, and Mark Anthony Williams of Scottsburg; his father-in-law, G.W. McDowell, and mother-in-law, Ora McDowell.

A special thanks to his caregivers from Marsha’s Home Care Agency of Halifax, 113 Hedgerow Dr., Halifax, VA, Halifax Hospice Services and Ethel Everhart and Ginny Martin.

Honoring Sammy’s wishes, no funeral services will be held.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Halifax Sentara Regional Hospice, 2204 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.

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Arrangements are entrusted to Powell Funeral Home, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592

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