Pryor Remembers Prominent Couple Recently Killed in Plane Crash
By Caitlin Alexander
Hundreds of people from the Pryor area gathered Saturday to celebrate the life of a well-respected couple recently killed in a plane crash.Ivan and Adina Williams died Monday on their way home from a trip. Authorities said the plane clipped some trees and went down in Huntsville, Arkansas.Family and friends of the Williams gathered in the Pryor High School gymnasium to listen to several speakers and watch a slide show honoring the couple. The Williams are the owners of Williams Construction. Residents said the couple was also very giving, supporting the Boy Scouts, Red Cross, and generously donating to area schools."They were like, as my husband said earlier, the first family of Pryor, because they were so involved in so many areas," said family friend Becki Hawkins.Pryor's Chamber said the Williams' business has done a great deal for the community, but it is also the couple's active interest in other causes that will continue to resonate with residents. Several service attendees said the couple never expected praise for the charitable work they did."They will not be forgotten and they will be honored," said Chamber member and personal friend John Hawkins.The Williams' four sons thanked attendees for their ongoing support. One of the sons said, "Don't wait until something goes wrong to say something. My parents and I said 'I love you' to each other a million times in my life, but the one thing I wish I could do now is tell them just how much I do and all the reasons why."The Williams family said donations may be made to the following organizations in Ivan and Adina's honor:BARHD (Bushenyi Alliance for Rural Health and Development)P.O. Box 702008- Tulsa, OK 74170Indian Nations Council, Boy Scouts of America4295 S. Garnett Road- Tulsa, OK 74146Women's Outreach of HopeP.O. Box 455- Pryor, OK 74362American Cancer Society4110 S. 110th East Ave- Tulsa, OK 74146American Red Cross400 W. Will Rogers Blvd- Claremore, OK 74017
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