December 5, 1954 ~ April 22, 2012

Born in: Buncombe County,
Resided in: Fairview, NC

George Perry Williams, 57, of Fairview, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 22, 2012 after sustaining injuries in a motorcycle accident. A native of Buncombe County, he was the son of Bertha Deviney Willliams of Asheville and of the late Gordon Perry Williams. He was also preceded in death by one grandson, Isaiah Messer. George was an active member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Prior to his employment with Manna Food Bank, he was an auto mechanic for over thirty years, specializing in Chrysler automobiles. He was very dedicated to his family and loved the Lord. His family would like to thank everyone for their thoughtfulness and compassion during this difficult time. GOD BLESS YOU! In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Pat McGranor Williams; three daughters, Tracy Messer and her husband, Brett, of Waynesville, Patty Williams of Meadville, PA and Ashley Ferguson and her husband, Larry, of Griffin, GA; two sisters, Nettie Hutchins of Asheville and Nola Payne of Asheville; three brothers, James Williams of Cordova, NC, Tommy Williams of Leicester and Joe Williams of Fairview; two granddaughters, Mariah and Brooke Messer as well as six nieces and three nephews. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with Pastor Jim Whitted and Pastor Ronald Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6:00-8:00 PM at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian. Memorials may be made to Manna Food Bank, 627 Swannanoa River Road, Asheville, NC 28805 or to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, PO Box 1464, Fairview, NC 28730.

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  1. May God bless the family.George was always smiling.May God comfort you and let you remember that smile.We will see you again some day my friend.

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  2. We will continue to remember you all in our prayers. We all loved George and will miss his visits. He was so much fun to be around. God Bless You all.

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  3. George was a dear friend of mine for many years. We worked together for Chrysler, He will be missed greatly by me and other friends. Our prayers go out to the family and loved ones, May God be with them.

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  4. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.I have many fond memories of George and growing up on Arbutus Road. He will be missed.

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  5. We just want you to know you are all in our thoughts and prayers! Glod Bless You, Brian, Jill and Garrett Ponder

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  6. Brandi, Eric and family,

    So sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers, we love you.

    Love Joe, Pat, Scott, Jackie and Kids

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  7. Love you uncle George and I can just see you placing skid marks on heavens streets of gold with Pepaw in the passengers side of the vette love ya -Jordan Perry Williams (James and Debbies grandson)

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  8. I would like to express my sympathy , I am so sorry for your loss & Pray that you all feel God’s prescence through this difficult time. God Bless Each Family Member.

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  9. Ashley and Pat, we know that George is going to be missed so. He was such a good man and we were so blessed to have met him and spent the short time we did spend with him. His memory will stay with us. Our prayers are with you all. God Bless

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  10. Hoping all the good memories of George will sustain you through this sorrowful time. He never met a person he didn’t like, and we all sure liked him here at MANNA! I’ll miss him – Susan

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  11. Nola and family,
    We want to let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you now during this time of loss. You are so special to us and we are praying that you and your family will feel God’s loving arms around you today and in the days to come and will give you a peace that only He can give. We love you.

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  12. George was the sweetest child and man. He will be remembered for his love of family and friends. I am so sad because he is not with us but I am honored to have known him. I am also honored to know that he is with the Lord today and forever. I love you George and I will miss you until I see you again in Glory.

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  13. Pat and Ashley…..our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will dearly miss a fine man and neighbor.
    John & Cynthia Hogan

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  14. Pat & Joe –
    So very sorry to hear about George. He was truly an awesome guy. And I consider myself privleged to have known him. Please know that I will be holding you and your family up in prayer during this difficult time. God Bless
    Debbie Albrecht

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  15. I feel so privilaged to have known George and to have my son, Larry, welcomed into his family. I couldn’t imagine a gentler or sweeter man. I cherish the times I spent with George and all of his family. I don’t know what we will do without you, George. You will be missed.

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  16. My heart aches with all the family. George was a wonderful man who brought humor, personality and fun into any room he entered. He was a bigger than life spirit in a normal human body. I can only imagine the throng of Heavenly Hosts who were there waiting to assist him on his way from this life to Heaven. It must have been a glorious sight!
    May God bless us all through our memories of George.

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  17. My heart aches with all the family. George was a wonderful man who brought humor, personality and fun into any room he entered. He was a bigger than life spirit in a normal human body. I can only imagine the throng of Heavenly Hosts who were there waiting to assist him on his way from this life to Heaven. It must have been a glorious sight!
    May God bless us all through our memories of George.

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  18. Sorry to hear of George’s passing. Will never forget my special Valentine flowers. He was a great friend to me and my brother, Mike Newman.

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  19. Tracy,
    We are very sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Savannah and Sydney are saying special prayers for Mariah and Brooke.

    Love you guys,

    Mandy, Jamie, Sydney and Savannah.

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  20. George, we will miss you. That smile is entrenched in my memory. We love you. Pat, we are so sorry the loss that you and your children and grandchildren are feeling right now. James, Tommy, Nettie, Noala and Joe, we love you and cannot imagine what you’re feeling right now. And Aunt Bertha, you will always be on my mind and in my heart. I love you very much. Debbie

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  21. I was so sorry to hear of George’s accident and passing. I always enjoyed working with George at Manna especially during the Blue Jean Ball. He was always smiling and so very friendly. Pat, my heart aches for you and your family and know that I am praying for all of you. If there is anything that I can do to help you please do not hesitate to let me know. Love to you all.

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  22. Pat, I’m so sorry for your loss. George was such a nice guy, always so friendly and upbeat when we spoke. You and your family are in my prayers.

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  23. To Pat and Joe as well as the entire Williams family, I send my deepest condolences. I feel extremely honored to have known George. He was an incredible man with a great attitude and an infectious smile. I will miss his laughter and spirit. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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  24. To Pat & the entire family..I am so sorry for your loss & my prayers are with each one of you! I remember as a kid always being around ya’ll & playing with Tracy. Them were the (good ‘ole days)! Lost touch over the years but then finally reconnected & it was GREAT! Enjoyed you & George coming to Grandaddy’s birthday party. George was a good man & will be greatly missed. Sorry I didn’t get a lot more time to spend with him.

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  25. Dear Williams Family,Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this loss of your Husband and Father.Please know that I will be forever grateful for what George did for Kayla and Paisley!!God Bless you all,Chuck and Charlene Payne (Kayla’s Parents)

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  26. Dear Pat and family, I was so saddened to learn about Georges passing. He was one of the most down to earth, straight-forward and kind person I’ve ever known. Funny too! Please know my thoughts and prayers are with George, with you and with your family during this difficult time.

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  27. Dear Pat and family, I was so saddened to learn about Georges passing. He was one of the most down to earth, straight-forward and kind person I’ve ever known. Funny too! Please know my thoughts and prayers are with George, with you and with your family during this difficult time.

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  28. I am so sorry for your loss. George was a wonderful person. All though I haven’t seen him in several years I have many good memories of him. He was a good kid when we were growing up. He was also the kind of man who would stop in a rain storm to help a former neighbor with a broken down car. I will remember George as always friendly and that wonderful smile.

    ‘Jehovah is near to those that are broken at heart.’ – Psalm 34:18.

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  29. I am so sorry for your loss. George was a wonderful person. All though I haven’t seen him in several years I have many good memories of him. He was a good kid when we were growing up. He was also the kind of man who would stop in a rain storm to help a former neighbor with a broken down car. I will remember George as always friendly and that wonderful smile.

    ‘Jehovah is near to those that are broken at heart.’ – Psalm 34:18.

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  30. One of the nicest and funniest of my co-workers at MANNA FoodBank; may he rest in peace. My heart goes out to Pat and Joe and all the family.

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  31. I am a friend of Nola and Wayne, we go to church together. I just want to say how sorry I am for your loss. You are being lifted up in prayers.

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  32. To all the family,
    We are so sorry for your tremendous
    loss. We saw George at Mom’s funeral and it was so good to see you guys again. I really have some fond memories of George from our childhood. He was really a fun person.
    If there is anything we can do please let us know. Tim

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  33. I am so sorry for your lost,Rest in Peace my cousin George.You will be sadly missed by all.You are one special person.

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  34. I am so sorry for your lost,Rest in Peace my cousin George.You will be sadly missed by all.You are one special person.

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  35. We will always remember George’s smile and wit. He was a wonderful example of someone living the role of a Christian in all he did in life. Our love and prayers are with all of his family and friends as this is such a tragic loss for everyone. Our comfort is knowing he is sitting at the right hand of God! The Kerschen Family

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  36. Tracy,
    So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. May the Lord comfort you & your family at this time.

    Our Prayers are with you,
    Tam’s Mom & Dad

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  37. Pat and family,
    We are so very saddened to hear of George leaving his earthly body.We have many great memories of the trips with the scouts a lifetime ago.Hold tight to your faith and you will know,death is not the end, it is the open gate to heaven.We sure will miss’George of the Jungle’

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  38. god has took him to a place were he will be walking the streets of gold and will look down from his home of glory and keep a watchful eye on all of his friends and family

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  39. My prayers are for the family George will be greatly missed he was a very true friend to me and always the same guy he will not be forgotten

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  40. How do you put into words what to say at a time like this? I have said it so many times these last couple of days, I’m terribly sorry for your loss. George was a wonderful man, loved by so many people! ‘Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.’ Matthew 5:4

    Love to you all,
    Michelle

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  41. george will always be remembered by us as someone who always took care of his girls–also because you could see in his eyes and actions that he was a good human being –he has contributed to our journey of life as a mile marker that we were glad to have visited

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  42. Pat & Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. George was a great man who always had a smile on his face and was always willing to help anyone he could. God give you peace and comfort for we will all see him again in Heaven. God Bless You George we miss you but are looking forward to seeing you again in Heaven….The Luther Family

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  43. Tracy and family’
    We are so very sorry for the passing
    of your loved one. Our prayers are with you and also our support if you
    need anything.

    Love in Christ, Terry and Gail Cope

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  44. Tommy and Joe, I recall the days when the two of you along with George were my customers at Star Lanes. All of you had such fun together. I also enjoyed seeing you guys while you were working with the Manna Food Bank Blue Jean Ball. George had such a positive, upbeat attitude and made a great impact on many people. He will truly be missed. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  45. Tommy and Ruthenia,We are thinking of you, and praying that your memories will soothe the pain of your loss. Please know George will be greatly missed. Trina

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  46. Pat and Tracy, I am so sorry about the passing of George but he is at home. We have the blessed hope of seeing him again. My prayers are with you and you both have a special spot in my heart. I love you and will be seeing you soon.

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  47. Tracy and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. We will continue to pray for you and I know God will give you peace and comfort in this time of need. We are here if you need anything.

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  48. Bill and I are so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man and a joy to see on Sunday mornings at Pleasant Grove. He will be remembered fondly and sorely missed. God bless you and keep you.
    Regards,
    Bill & Cynthia Rhodus

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  49. Were so sorry to hear about George. You both mean a lot to us.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. Please let me know if theres anything we can do for you.
    828-776-4485. teagmteag@aol.com

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