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J. Dale Williamson

J. Dale WilliamsonJ. Dale Williamson, 86, of Malabar, FL, formerly of Carrollton, died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, in Florida.

Born June 5, 1925, in Toronto, he was the son of the late Ralph and Elma Palmer Williamson.

He was a Navy veteran of WWII.  He was superintendent for the Carroll County Home from 1949-1968, and operated Williamson Refuse from 1964-1982.  He served as a Carroll County Commissioner from 1979-1983, and as manager for the county job training program from 1983-1989.

He was a charter member of Carrollton Ruritan Club and a member of Carrollton VFW, American Legion and Carroll County Vet's Club.  In addition to his fraternal clubs, he enjoyed traveling, fishing and sports.

He is survived by his wife, the former Arletta Merinar, whom he married June 1, 1947; a son, JD Williamson of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; three daughters, Cheryl Geiser of Carrollton, Cindy (Dale) Wade of Malabar, FL, and Tammy (Brad) Brookes of Longmont, CO; 10 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and a brother, Wayne (Jake) Williamson of Carrollton.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl and Jimmy.

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Sweeney-Dodds Funeral Home of Carrollton with Pastor Elaine Painting officiating.  Burial will follow in Westview Cemetery in Carrollton with full military honors.  Visitation will be Monday from 4-8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home.


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