Cloy “Marie” Williams, formerly of Franklin and more recently of Lake Mexia, passed away at Fairfield Nursing Home, at age 92. She left this earthly home on the prettiest day of the year, to join her late husband, Loyd Williams in their heavenly home on Valentines’ Day, Saturday, February 14, 2015. Visitation will be held in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, February 16, 2015, from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Funeral services will be held at Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery in Amarillo on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at 3:00 P.M., with her nephews, Brother Dale Dennis, Brother David Dennis, and Brother Warren Woodward, officiating. Marie was born January 14, 1923 in Putnam, Texas, to Bert and Marcella Dennis. Some of her younger years were lived in West Virginia where her daddy was a coal miner. After he passed away, the family lived with her brother Elton. Upon graduating from high school, Marie enrolled in Abilene Christian College where she attended a few semesters. Marie met Marion Loyd Williams at ACC, and they were united in marriage on January 10, 1949 in Burnet, TX. Marie and Loyd became residents of Robertson County, TX. where he and his father bought a farm. They built a home in the Petteway community, where Loyd farmed and raised cattle and where Marie was a devoted wife and mother of five children. Raising four boys and a daughter took up a great deal of Marie’s life, but she pursued her talent and love of oil painting which she had learned even before her marriage. Marie continued to take lessons periodically from a few artists and was very skilled. As her children were older, she gave art lessons to many people. She painted custom orders for many people from the Franklin area and sold paintings at craft shows and other markets, and has left behind a legacy of many wonderful paintings for her family. She also enjoyed making ceramics at a local shop owned by Mrs. Bennett. She enjoyed traveling, with trips to Colorado, the Grand Canyon and Hawaii, and she visited her daughter and family in Colorado as often as possible. Marie was active in the Lioness club as an officer and member for many years. She was a member of the church of Christ of Franklin, and led an active life in the church as wife of an elder, preacher and Bible teacher and she also taught in VBS. She loved to sing church music. In her later years, she loved reading, especially Westerns and watching Western shows on TV. After her husband’s illness, Marie made her home at Lake Mexia near her son Gary and his wife Carol. Marie was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, E. L. (Elton) Dennis; her sister, Ruby Woodward; and her husband Loyd Williams (on Februay 3, 2011.) She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Nancy Williams Wisthoff and husband Fred of Pueblo, Colorado; son and daughter-in-law, Glen and Debbie Williams of Forney; son and daughter-in-law, Linsey and Susie Williams of Houston; son, Malcolm Williams of Franklin; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Carol Williams of Lake Mexia; eleven grandchildren; twenty-two great grandchildren; and seven great-great grandchildren; and other extended family.