In memory of
Eric J. "EJ" Williams
OLEAN - Eric J. "EJ" Williams, of 125 S. Barry St., passed away Monday (April 16, 2018) at Olean General Hospital, following a lengthy illness. Eric was born June 23, 1949, in Olean, and was a daughter of Ellamae Shelley. She was raised by Paul Avery and Ella Williams. Eric was formerly married to Thomas F. Kelley. Eric served in the U.S. Army from Nov. 14, 1968, to July 15, 1970. She formerly worked for the Cattaraugus County Nursing Home and the Olean Times Herald. Eric enjoyed woodworking and collecting a variety of things, including books, CDs and movies. She loved spending time with her family and friends, especially her granddaughter, Daisy Mae. Eric is survived by a daughter, Melissa S. (Russell Vaughn) Williams of Olean; a granddaughter, Daisy Mae Williams; and an aunt, Eloise M. Bates of Lakeland, Fla. Eric was predeceased by a loving companion, Alice B. Werts on Nov. 18, 2015. Friends will be received from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday (April 20, 2018) at the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc., 646 E. State St., Olean, at which time a memorial service will be held. The Rev. Jon F. Nicholson, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Great Valley, will officiate. Full military honors will be accorded by the Allegany American Legion, Charles Harbel Post 892 Ritual Team. Burial will be in the Bath National Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.LetroMcIntoshSpink FuneralHome.com.
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