Johnnie Williams

Johnnie Alvin Williams, 85, of Monticello, passed away August 20, 2020 at the V.A. Hospital in Little Rock.

He was born August 15, 1935 in Maben, Mississippi to the late Winfred and Lucille Grimsley Williams.

Mr. Williams was the owner and operator of Drew Theater and Monticello Drive-in for 23 years. He was an Army Veteran, a 32nd degree Mason and a faithful member of Rose Hill Freewill Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Jimmie Williams; his dear mother-in-law, Ollie Lancaster.

Mr. Williams is survived by his devoted wife of 64 years, Peggy; two sisters, Mary Alice Stevens and Margaret Jane Moore; three sons, Keith (Pat) of Monticello, David (Angie) of Texarkana, Bill (Kelli) of Apopko, Florida; grandsons, Kyle (Samantha), Craig, Kip, Connor and Casey Williams; step-grandson, Joseph Engelkes; granddaughters, Traci and Natalie Williams; and special friends, Kim Kendrick Lawson, Erica Byers, Elise and Ella McDuff.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, August 25, at 2 p.m. at the Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello. Burial will follow at Oakland Cemetery in Monticello.

A walk-through viewing will be held Monday, August 24, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Covid-29 guidelines will be in place.