Paula “Diann” Williams 1944-2022


Funeral services for Paula “Diann” Williams, 77 of Diana is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, March 27, 2022 at the Caudle-Rutledge-Daugherty Funeral Home Chapel in Lindale with Pastor Mike McCarthy officiating. Interment will follow at the Cedars Memorial Gardens in Mineola.

Diann passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at her home in Diana. She was born Nov. 12, 1944 in Wood County to the late Wilburn “Cotton” and Maxie Rea (Morgan) Williams. Diann lived in Diana for the past 32 years and was previously of Mineola. In her early years she worked as a painter and later worked 20 years for Borg Warner in Longview as a lathe operator. Diann enjoyed the occasional trip to the casinos, working word find puzzles, watching “Days of Our Lives,” quilting, yard work and attending family get togethers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip Williams Jr; son, Terry Wayne Williams; brothers, Leon and Ronnie Williams; and sister, Sandra Onita West.

Diann is survived by children, Darvin Williams and wife Vickie of Carthage and Phyllis Williams Scates of Diana; brother, Jerry Lynn Williams and wife Tammy of Winnsboro; sister, Ima Turner of Grand Saline; daughter-in-law, Barbara Williams of Brownsboro; brothers-in-law, Jimmy Williams of Lindale and James Williams of Chandler; sister-in-law, Janette Phillips of Longview; aunt-in-law, Francis Caskey of Lindale; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family members and friends. Serving as pallbearers will be Jeff Gulledge, Cody Hislope, Patrick Gage, DeKoda Willis, Jackson Spain and Hayden Gage.

Family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. prior to the service.