Wayne Williams, age 85, of Alma, GA died Sunday May 16,2021, at his residence after a short illness.  He served as the Fire Chief of the Bacon County Fire Department for 34 years, Mayor of the City of Alma for 4 years, and deputy coroner of Bacon County for many years. He was a native of Appling County and the son of the late Ira Lingo and Mollie Ann Aycock Williams. He is also preceded in death by his wife, Norma Jean Williams; a son, Jimmy Williams; a daughter, Marie Farrior; four  brothers, Warren, Hank, Winnard, and Billy Williams; and two sisters, Eudale Sweeny and Queechie Long.

Survivors include a son, Jeff (Kimberly) Williams of Alma, GA; two daughters, Jackie (Kenny) Jones of Folkston and Jennifer (Lane) Johnson of Alma, GA; a son-in-law, David Farrior of Waycross, GA; a daughter-in-law, Dale Williams of Alma, GA; seven grandchildren, Chris (Rebecca) Williams, Brian Tarrou, Kyle (Erica) Williams, Justin Jones, Caitlin Burrier, Kalie Johnson, and Gracie Johnson; and four great-grandchildren Baily Williams, Nolan Wayne Williams, Matthew Lawrence, and Corbin Lawrence.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at the Alma Church of God with Rev. Travis Peavy officiating. Joe Boatright gave a eulogy and full-retired firefighters honors were given. Active pallbearers included members of the firefighters’ honor guard.  Honorary pallbearers included all public safety personnel, Jay and Stephen Williams, and Richard Foskey.

The family will be received friends in the chapel of Crosby Funeral Home Tuesday night.

Crosby Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

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