Joan Covington Williams, 81, of Pamplico, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018.

Mrs. Williams was born in Laurens County, a daughter of the late Robert Covington and Ida Darnell Covington. She graduated from Laurens High School, where she starred in basketball, and retired from the Town of Pamplico. She was a long time member of Pamplico United Methodist Church, had been attending Beulah Baptist Church, and was Past Grand Matron of the Pamplico Eastern Star #170.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, David Williams.

Surviving are her husband, Merle Williams of Pamplico; son, Paul (Faye) Williams; daughter, Kendra Williams; grandchildren, Christian (Chloe) Williams and Matthew Franz Williams; sister, Andrea (Clark) Whitney.

Memorials may be made to the family, c/o Merle Williams, P.O. Box 544, Pamplico, S.C. 29583.

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home, Florence.

A family visitation will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, at Gray Funeral Home in Laurens with a graveside service to be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Forest Lawn Cemetery.