Lt. Col. Schmitt, commander of the Anniston Munitions Center, was the keynote speaker. George Worman played Taps, and Williams’s mother, Pearl Williams, laid a wreath at his memorial, assisted by Col. Gregory Pass.
Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce president Sherri Sumner was narrator. The Jacksonville State University ROTC cadets honor guard posted the color and provided the sabre arches. The National Anthem was sung by the First Baptist Church Choir. The choir also sang “God Bless America” and “America the Beautiful.”
Rev. Derek Staples of First Baptist, said the invocation. City Councilman Mark Jones spoke in the absence of Mayor Johnny Smith.
Calhoun County Commissioner Fred Wilson, JSU president Dr. Bill Meehan, David Hall of American Legion 57 and Patriot Guard riders ride captain in charge Dave Nichols took part in the program by speaking and laying wreaths.
The fallen comrade ceremony and a 21-gun salute were performed by the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard. David Richmon of the sheriff’s department played “Amazing Grace” on bagpipes
First United Methodist Church pastor Rev. John Simmons gave the benediction.