Dr. Malcolm Hays Williams, 77, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 5, 2010.
Dr. Williams was born Feb. 1, 1933 in Asansol, India to Methodist missionaries, Frederick G. and Irene Williams. Malcolm grew up in Colonial India and attended English schools there. He returned to the U.S. in 1943. He lived in Hazard, Ky. and Sacatone, N.M. before settling in Albuquerque, N.M.
He graduated from Albuquerque High School and attended the University of Wales his junior year in college.
He graduated from the University of New Mexico. Dr. Williams graduated from Emory University Medical School and served his internship in the New Jersey Hospital System.
His residency in Internal Medicine was at Emory Hospital. He served as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force.
Following his residency, Dr. Williams practiced internal medicine in Smyrna.
First at Kennestone and Windy Hill Hospitals and later at the hospital now known as Emory-Adventist Hospital.
He retired from his medical practice in 1996.
Dr. Williams and his wife moved to Dawsonville as lake residents in 1996 and following retirement, moved to the community full time in 1998.
He continued his medical work avocationally working for St. Joseph's Hospital's Mercy Clinic where he served the indigent population of Atlanta.
Later, he volunteered to deliver Meals on Wheels at the Dawson County Senior Center. He and Anna taught English as a second language, he served as a volunteer to advocate for abused children through the Hall Dawson CASA Program and also served as a captain in the opening of Grace Café at Grace Presbyterian Church, where he was a member.
Survivors include his wife, Anna B. Williams of Dawsonville; children, Wendy and John McGrew, Sandra and David Givelber, Laurie and Dan Nickless, Kristin B. Young, all of Atlanta, Dr. Jeffrey and Georgia Williams of Athens, Debra and Tom Mills of Cumming, Lisa and Darrell Dodge of St. Petersburg; grandchildren, Lilly Givelber, Dakota, Sydney, James and Jake Williams, Scott and Clark Mills, Lindsay, Amanda and Michael Dodge, CarolAnn DuVall, Nicholas and Robert Young; various other relatives also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Dec. 8 at Grace Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dana Hughes officiating. Interment followed in Sawnee View Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Dawson County Senior Center, the Grace Presbyterian Church or Hall Dawson CASA.
Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville is in charge of the arrangements.