Mr. Bernard Odell Williams of Union Grove Road, South Boston, died Tuesday, Oct. 5 at the age of 78.

Mr. Williams was born in Halifax County on Aug. 1, 1943, to the late Thomas Rudolph Williams and Beatrice Tucker Williams. He was married to Elsie Reed Williams and was a member of Mt. Pleasant C.M.E. Church.

Mr. Williams is survived by his wife, Elsie R. Williams of the home; four children, Terry Williams (Rose) of Georgia, Iris Logan (Anthony Coleman) of Halifax, Anthony Williams of South Boston, and Costello Williams of Danville; 12 grandchildren including Jahmek, KatRieq, Kalek and JahRieq Williams, all of the home; 12 great-grandchildren; four siblings, Catherine Williams and Grady Chandler (Aldoro) of Halifax, Herbert Williams of Ohio and Joyce Winters (Lawrence); 22 foster children; and a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Alease Carter; and one brother, Thomas Rudolph Williams Jr.

Graveside service for Mr. Bernard Odell Williams will be Thursday, Oct. 14 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Pleasant C.M.E. Church with Rev. Evon Bush, eulogist.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Wednesday from noon to 6 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.