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Former Alabama House member R. Nolan Williams dies at 80

Williams served in the Alabama House for more than 20 years, losing his re-election bid in 1994.

R. Nolan Williams. Photo from obituary.

Former Alabama House member R. Nolan Williams died Sunday at the age of 80. 

Williams served in the Alabama House for more than 20 years, losing his re-election bid in 1994. 

A 1959 graduate of Newton High School, Williams received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from Troy State University and later received a Masters Degree in Education from Livingston State, according to his obituary

Williams taught school in Panama City, Florida, Surry, Virginia, and Dale County High School, completing his career in education at Troy University. He also served as principal of Newton Elementary School and on the Alabama State Board of Education for two years. 

Williams is survived by his wife, Charlotte Ellison Williams; one sister, Sally Simmons (Roger) of Newton; grandchildren, Anna Kirkland of Headland, J. C. Kirkland of Auburn, Jacob Kirkland of Newville, Jakin Kirkland of Samson, Nicole Payne of Headland; great grandchildren, Blakely Jo Kirkland and Sloan Kirkland of Headland; and a special friend and partner, Frank Baxter. 

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Feb. 15 at Holman Funeral Home.

Eddie Burkhalter is a reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter. You can email him at [email protected] or reach him via Twitter.

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