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[January 10, 2008]  ARMINGTON -- Robert L. Williams, 69, of Armington died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008, at 4:28 p.m. at Hopedale Hospital.

A graveside funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oak View Cemetery in Armington, with Ed Loyd officiating.

Arrangements are being handled by Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home, Atlanta.

Mr. Williams retired from Caterpillar in Morton in 1997 after 27 years of employment.

He was born in rural Atlanta on Nov. 15, 1938, to Clarence F. and M. Irene Bossingham Williams. He married Jo Ann Youle on Jan. 17, 1959, in Delavan.

He is survived by his wife, of Armington; his mother, of Atlanta; one daughter, Michele (and Brent) Wright of Champaign; two grandchildren, Brandon E. Wright of Champaign and Brittany L. (and Shane) Martin of Urbana; and one great-grandchild, Jazlyn Martin.

He was preceded in death by twin sons, Robert and James Williams, and his father.

He was a member of the Armington Christian Church and union Local 974.

He graduated from Hittle Township High School in 1956.

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