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William Elliott Withers

NATCHEZ — Services for William “Bill” Elliott Withers, 29, of Oxford formerly of Woodville will be 2 p.m. Friday, March 17, 2017, at Laird Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Woodville under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

Visitation will be 12 p.m. Friday until service time at the funeral home.

Mr. Withers was born Oct. 19, 1988 in Natchez the son of John “Jack” Durham Withers Jr. and Deborah Ann Elliott Withers. He was a member of the NJROTC and a lifetime member of the NRA. He had hundreds of trophies, plaques, medals and certificates for marksmanship throughout the years, placing first in the state of Mississippi and among the top ten in the nation. He was a loving and devoted, son, putting his education on hold to care for his Mother after she was diagnosed with cancer. Mr. Withers later continued his education and got his Associate Degree at Co-Lin Natchez Campus. He moved to Oxford to complete his studies at the University of Mississippi. He met the love of his life, Irene and they did everything together and loved life together. Dedication to each other was and is an understatement. No one could be more compatible than these two, which is why they exchanged vows April 29, 2016 at a beautiful ceremony. He was manager of Home Depot in Oxford.

He was preceded in death by his Mother, Deborah Ann Elliott Withers.

Survivors include his wife and soul mate, Irene “Lee Ann” Withers of Oxford; his father John “Jack” Durham Withers Jr. of Woodville; one brother, John “Thomas” Withers of Woodville; mother-in-law, Jennifer Hinson Butler and father-in-law, Ramey S. Butler of Kosciusko; one uncle, Charles “Dick” Withers and wife, Francis of Byram; a number of in-laws and cousins, who will all miss him in their daily lives.

Pallbearers will be Ethan Butler, Alex Walters, Thomas Fortyz and Jared Maas.

Online condolence may be sent to www.lairdfh.com.