The Union Recorder


July 12, 2014

Ollie Mae Williams Maxwell



Mrs. Ollie Mae Williams Maxwell, 91, of Rockmart, passed away Friday, July 11, 2014.

Mrs. Maxwell was born on June 7, 1923 in Charlotte, N.C., daughter of the late Rev. Avery Joe Williams and the late Elizabeth Jane Covington Williams.  She was a member of the Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church. 

Mrs. Maxwell was a homemaker and retired from the Dickies Clothing Company.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Joseph Allen Maxwell on July 17, 1986; son, Mr. Gary Allen Maxwell; brother, Pvt. Dewey L. Williams; and grandson, Mr. Barry Allen Hitchcock.

Survivors include four daughters, Sherrye Hitchcock of Rockmart, Merrye Gentry of Douglasville, Nellie Maxwell of Rockmart and Marrnese Maxwell of Hiram; seven grandchildren, Billy Hitchcock, Jason Cole, Maureen Maxwell, Tyler Gentry, Sherrye Mae Maxwell, Krista Maxwell and Jamie Maxwell; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral graveside and interment services for Mrs. Maxwell will be held on Sunday, July 13 at 4 p.m. in the family lot of Rockmart Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Billy Hitchcock officiating. 

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday evening, July 12 between the hours of 6 and 8 p.m.

Please visit to extend your personal condolences to the family by signing the online guestbook.

Freeman Harris Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements for Mrs. Ollie Mae Williams Maxwell.

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