Funeral services for Loretta Fern (Scribner) Williams, 79, of Pruitt City, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at the Shell Street Church of Christ in Healdton with Danny Huntsman officiating. Interment will follow at the Hewitt Cemetery in Wilson. Services are under the direction and care of Alexander Funeral Home of Ratliff City.
Loretta was born Jan. 15, 1934, in Oklahoma City, to the late Wiley Thomas Scribner and Nellie Jeanette (Goff) Scribner. She went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at her home in Pruitt City.
Loretta was initially raised in Oklahoma City, moving to Billings, Okla., at the age of 4. They moved to the Table Top Mountains near Elmore City when she was a teenager, and then into the town of Elmore City. While residing in Elmore City, she soon met and would later marry the late Royce Stanley Williams Sr. They were united in marriage on Sept. 13, 1951, at Gainesville, Texas.
They always lived in the Ratliff City area. Loretta was a devoted housewife and mother who adored her family especially her grandchildren. She worked some at the Ratliff City Café, but mainly worked within her home. She loved listening to old country music and spending time with family and friends.
Husband Royce preceded her in death on Aug. 21, 2004. Also preceding her in death were her parents; great-granddaughter, Haley Jo Solet; siblings Blondena, James, Pastel Hale, Faye, Alma Marie, Emma Lee, Norman and Donnie; and her lifelong friend, Bobbie Wright.
Survivors include her children, Stanley Williams and wife, Joyce of Wilson, Regonna Fosbury of Pruitt City, Diane Walker and husband, Larry of Turner, and Roger D. Williams and wife, Chonda of Velma; sister Barbara Haslam of Del City; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are grandsons Scott Williams, Bobby Williams, Kyle Williams, Chris Williams, Dusty Bray and Chris Fletcher.
Family visitation will be from 5 to 7 this evening at the funeral home in Ratliff City.
Condolences may be sent online at www.alexanderfuneralhome.org.