The funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the Antioch Baptist Church, Georgia Highway 26 West, Oglethorpe, Georgia, where Reverend Dr. George Porter is Pastor. Overseer Johnny Lundy will officiate. Burial followed in the Oglethorpe City Cemetery, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Bertha Mae Williams was born February 22, 1950 to the parents of the late Ernest Harpe, Sr. and Della Mae Smith Harpe. Bertha was educated in the Macon County public school system where she received her elementary education from the Oglethorpe Grammar School. She joined New Life Holiness Church under the leadership of Elder Johnny Lundy. She retired as a line technician from the cucumber plant of Andersonville, Georgia. In 1965, she was united in holy matrimony to the late Furlow Williams and this union was blessed with two children. Furlow Lee Williams, Jr. and Shirlene Williams preceded her in death. She was also preceded by several stillborn babies and a six-year old sister, Carrie Bell Harpe.
Survivors are one daughter, Josephine Williams, Andersonville, Georgia; grandchildren, Brandon Allen Williams (Alanda), Columbus, Georgia, Cabrina Williams, Oglethorpe, Georgia, LaShaun Williams, Americus, Georgia, Karenski Williams, Andersonville, Georgia, Neisha Fulks, Columbus, Georgia; five great grandchildren; four step great grandchildren; siblings, Ardean Clark, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Ernest Harpe, Jr. (Hazel), Andersonville, Georgia, Willie J. Harpe (Mary), Oglethorpe, Georgia, Virginia Harpe Whitehead (Phil), Oglethorpe, Georgia, Willie B. Harpe (Loretta), Americus, Georgia, Eddie Harpe (Barbara), Oglethorpe, Georgia; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, including several devoted, Melvin Fulks, Jerome Fulks, Ernest Bernard Harpe, Charlemange Fulks, Betty Sue Harpe Wilson, and one great niece, Dearra Fulks; devoted cousins, Daisy Harpe Smith, and Annie Mauld Brooks.