Nelson C. Williams

WILSON – Nelson C. Williams, 8, N16935 County Rd 551, Wilson, passed away early Friday morning, Dec. 27, 2013, from smoke inhalation as a result of a fire in their family home.

He was born on July 15, 2005, in Marquette, son of Duaine and Dawn (Hemminger) Williams Jr. Nelson was raised in Trenary but for the last four years has lived in Wilson. He was a third grader at Bark River-Harris School.

Nelson enjoyed playing on computers and the X-box, jumping on the trampoline and pounding nails in boards. He was involved with Cub Scouts.

He is survived by his parents, Duaine and Dawn Williams Jr. of Wilson; his twin sister, Hailey Marie of Wilson; maternal grandparents, Tammy and Rod LaCross of Trenary and Danny and Brenda Hemminger of Bozeman, Mont.; paternal grandparents, Duaine and Cathy Williams Sr. of Wells and Pattie Williams of Escanaba; maternal great-grandparents, Ron and Mary Lou Trudell of Trenary; paternal great-grandparents, Gary and Theresa Johnson of Cornell; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his paternal great-grandfather, Donald Fleury, and paternal great-grandparents, Daniel and Pat Williams; and maternal great-grandparents, George and Jean Hemminger.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, Dec. 31, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. The funeral service will follow at 5 p.m. with Pastor D. Schaffer from the Family Life Center in Escanaba officiating.

Burial will take place in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Williams family with arrangements.