Memorial Services Announced for Beale Ambassador Rudy Williams

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The Beale Street Merchant's Association has released memorial information for Rudy Williams, the ubiquitous trumpet player who often graced the entrance to King's Palace Café. Williams, who had been missing for several days, was found dead last Tuesday in a wooded area close to his Whitehaven home. Williams' death is believed to be from natural causes.

The memorial information is as follows:

The Rudy Williams Music Memorial Service will be [Tuesday] from 5-7 p.m. at NJ Ford and Sons Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at Greater Mt. Moriah Baptist Church on South Wellington at 11 a.m. on Wednesday June 8th. The Beale Street Funeral Procession Motorcade will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday and will proceed East on Beale From 2nd at Blues City Cafe and end at W.C. Handy Performing Arts Park. Musicians, Family or Friends interested in being in the procession can meet at 2nd and Beale after 12:30 to participate. The Burial will be in the West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery at 2 p.m.

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