Mrs. Melba Carter Williams, 98, of Waycross, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2012, after an extended illness. A native of Alma, Mrs. Williams lived in numerous places as the wife of a United Methodist minister. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Dr. Dan H. Williams. In addition to his other pastoral appointments, Dr. Williams was the editor and general manager of the Wesleyan Christian Advocate between 1960 and 1971. Mrs. Williams graduated from Alma High School and worked as a beautician in the Alma community for several years prior to marriage. She was a member of First UMC of Waycross, life member of the Methodist's Women's Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Huxford Genealogical Society. She is the daughter of the late Luther A. Carter and Mary Kizzie Carter. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Fulton, Hoke and Dorsey Carter; four sisters, Myrtice Haselton, Bonnie Green, Maggie Byrd and Lois Lassiter. Survivors include one sister-in-law, Marguerite Carter of Alma; special niece and nephew, Jackie and Gene Ward of Waycross; and numerous other nieces and nephews. Services were held on May 22 at Friendship UMC in Bacon County.