Kendred Clay Williams

March 1, 1934 - November 9, 2020

03/01/1934 - 11/09/2020

Past Services

Tuesday November 10, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Wednesday November 11, 2020
10:00 am
Highland Memorial Gardens
US 13 South, 109 Ward Road
Ahoskie, NC 27910
Highland Memorial Gardens
US 13 South, 109 Ward Road
Ahoskie, NC 27910

Kendred Clay Williams, age 86, of US Hwy 13, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 9, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family.

Mr. Williams was born on March 1, 1934 to Henry Clay Williams and Lois Dilday Williams in Bertie County, North Carolina. Kendred was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. He was a devoted member of Powellsville Baptist Church and was an avid outdoorsman that enjoyed fishing and hunting, especially squirrel hunting with his dogs, Dolly and Penny. Kendred had a passion for collecting arrow heads. He was a talented farmer that cherished his time tending the land, always working hard to provide for his family. Kendred liked to stay close to home. He was loved by many and will be deeply missed by all that knew him.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jimmy Williams, and a sister, Janiceteen Duncan.

Kendred is survived by his loving wife, Mary Anne, son, Kendred “Kent” Clay Williams Jr. and wife Sandra of Powellsville; two daughters, Melody Futrell and husband Robbie of Powellsville, and Elayne Eure and husband James of Winton; four grandsons, Clay Henry Williams of Powellsville, Justin Futrell and wife Kristin of Murfreesboro, Adison Eure and wife Courtney of Powellsville, and Cole Eure of Winton; two granddaughters, Megan Phelps and husband Justin of Powellsville, and Ashley Davis and husband Matt of Powellsville; five great-granddaughters, Kinley, Lexie, and Hunter Phelps, Eva Rose, and Ada Mae Davis; two great-grandsons, Reid Futrell, and Jackson Davis; a sister, Annette Glosson of Burlington; and his squirrel dog, Biscuit; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening, November 10, 2020 from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC and other times at the home.

A celebration of life graveside service will be held on Wednesday morning, November 11, 2020 at 10:00 am at the Highland Memorial Gardens, Ahoskie, NC, with Rev. Matt Miles officiating.

A special heartfelt thank you to Kendred’s special caregivers, Eunice Bond, Sherry Felton, and Ruth Bazemore for their love and dedicated care for him during his illness.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Vidant Home Health Hospice, 521 W E Myers St, Ahoskie, NC 27910 or online by clicking here or Powellsville Baptist Church, PO Box 5, Powellsville, NC 27967, or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Williams family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting


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John Jones
3 years ago

I will always remember the friendship you and Mary Ann had toward my mom and dad back in the day. Rest in peace my man! You’ve earned your angel wings… fly high toward the Heavenly Father!

Jean Parker
3 years ago

Mary Anne, my sympathy goes out to you in the passing of Kendred. I have been here in Australia with my family since February, therefore was unaware of his present health situation. I know he has beaten the odds before, he was a fighter. I was on Garrettsykes site to read about Jackie Brinkley when I saw about Kendred. Not having your phone number I felt this was my only way of sending my condolences. You and the family are in my prayers.

Peggy Mulder Newsome
3 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this difficult time.

Marquis young
3 years ago

To Kent and Williams Williams family my family have you and your family in our prayers

3 years ago

From my family to your family Kent we send our prayers

Mary Bunch
3 years ago

Elayne and family my thoughts and prayers go out to all. I pray you will find peace in the coming days.

Susan and Glenn - Perry Minnow Farm
3 years ago

Kent and Family,
Sending our love and prayers.

Frank & Sylvia Britt
3 years ago

So sorry for your loss. Thoughts & prayers for the family.

Susan Farmer
3 years ago

Scott and I are so sorry to hear about Mr. K C. Your mother and him always have had a special place in my heart.

3 years ago

Kent and family,, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. My ❤ hurts for you all. Love and prayers for you all during this difficult time and in the upcoming days ahead.