PRINEVILLE - Hattie Faye Williams, 101, died Sept. 30, 2010. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at the First Assembly of God Church in Prineville. Interment will follow at Juniper Haven Cemetery with pastors Larry McGarry and James Billings officiating.
Mrs. Williams was born July 5, 1909, in Fox, to Isaac and Rosa (Fields) Williams. She grew up in the Fox area where her father was a rancher.
On July 2, 1928, she married Alfred A. Best, with whom she had two children, Velma June Hanson and Carroll A. Best. Following her husband's death Oct. 2, 1932, she moved to Redding, Calif., where she lived for 20 years. She became a member of the Assembly of God Church there and was baptized on July 2, 1967.
In 1968, she moved from Tacoma, Wash., to Prineville, where she was again a member of the Assembly of God Church. She was among the small group who built the church where it now stands. She enjoyed singing and was called on as a teenager to sing at funerals and other community functions.
Survivors include son-in-law, Fred Hanson of Prineville; daughter-in-law, Patricia Best-Mower of Spanaway, Wash.; sisters, Mildred Allen of John Day and Hazel Lewis of Springfield; brother, Joseph Williams of Springfield; eight grandchildren, Wayne (Brenda) Hanson, Jeffrey (Brenda) Hanson, Marla (Bill) Nash, Sue (Don) Page, Ricky (Joan) Best, Jimmy (Heather Lynn) Best, Judy (Sam) Rickard and Barbara (David) Kanta; 33 great-grandchildren; 41 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred; daughter, Velma June Hanson; son, Carroll; four brothers; four sisters; and one granddaughter.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Assembly of God Church, 835 S. Main St., Prineville, OR 97754, or the American Cancer Society, 2350 Oakmont Way, Suite 200, Eugene, OR 97401.
Arrangements are under the care of Whispering Pines Funeral Home, 185 NE 4th St., Prineville, OR 97754.