Cover photo for Maurice "Bud" Manning Williams, Jr.'s Obituary
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Maurice "Bud" Manning Williams, Jr.

February 8, 1949 — November 21, 2021

Aiken, SC - Maurice "Bud" Manning Williams, Jr., 72, passed away Sunday, November 21, 2021. Bud was born in El Paso, TX, son of the late Lt. Col. (Ret.) Maurice Manning Williams, Sr. and Sarah McGoogan Williams. He moved to Aiken in 1963 when his father retired from the Army. He is survived by his beloved wife, Georgia Hill Williams; daughter, Ashley (Josh) Elvis, Aiken; sons, Stewart (Alanna) Williams, Chattanooga, TN and Michael (Megan) Williams, Charleston, SC; stepdaughter, Brecken (Larry) Smith, Denver, CO; stepson, Creighton Hentz, Aiken; grandchildren, Lauren Williams, Emmy Williams, Abby Williams, Bradley Williams, Campbell Elvis, Bennett Elvis, and Loulie Smith; sisters, Darcy (Doug) Orr, Black Mountain, NC and Sallye (Buzz) Rich, Aiken. Bud also had numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews with whom he shared many fun times including 50 consecutive years of beach week. Bud loved more than anything spending time with family and friends and sharing memories and stories. Though Aiken was his hometown, there was no place more special to him than Edisto Beach and taking boat rides through the creeks there. Writing was always a passion of his and many of his articles about hunting and fishing were published in several magazines. Bud received the James Rion McKissick Journalism Award from the University of South Carolina. Along with his love of writing, Bud dedicated many years to coaching baseball and football for the City of Aiken. He was fond of his time spent on the fields with Pony League, Eustis Park, and the Pinecrest Falcons. Sports were a big part of Bud’s life, especially cheering on USC. Win or lose, Bud remained a diehard Gamecock fan...forever to thee. A Celebration of Life will be held at The Outing Club on Sunday, December 5, 2021, from 3:00-5:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project (, the Aiken SPCA (, or to Children’s Place ( Bud’s online guest book may be signed by visiting SHELLHOUSE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 924 HAYNE AVE., AIKEN, SC To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Maurice "Bud" Manning Williams, Jr., please visit our flower store.


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