Mr. Raymond Luther “Slim” Williamson, age 88 of Trion, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2009 at his residence.

Mr. Williamson was born in DeKalb County, Alabama on May 4, 1921, son of the late William Hardaway Williamson and Bertha Aquilla McGregor Williamson. He was a member of the West Berryton Faith Temple and prior to retirement was self employed as a carpenter. Mr. Williamson was preceded in death by a number of brothers and sisters and three grandchildren.

Mr. Williamson is survived by his wife, Ida Beatrice Williamson of Trion; a son, Terry Raymond Williamson of Trion; a daughter, Opel Lorene Cordell of Summerville; 8 brothers, 7 sisters, 5 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.

Funeral Services for Mr. Williamson will be held Monday, May 18, 2009 at 4:00 P.M. in the chapel of the Mason Funeral Home with Rev. Mickey Skates and Rev. Tom Russell officiating. Interment will follow in the West Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Andy Ray, Ethen Ray, Michael Middleton, Kevin Middleton, Josh Bennett and Jimmy “Booger” Bennett. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Staff of Amedisys Hospice and all Nieces and Nephews.

Mr. Williamson will be in state at the Mason Funeral Home where the family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6 until 8 P.M.