Wichita Falls Pioneer, Arthur Bea Williams, To Be Laid To Rest December 4

Arthur Bea Williams served as Wichita Falls’ first Black city councilor, first Black female Judge and Justice of the Peace in Wichita County.

Williams passed away November 19 at the age of 88.

She is respected as one who paved the way for many while also breaking down racial barriers.

Barry Macha, general counsel president at Midwestern State University, was friends with Arthur Bea Williams for 40 years.

“Arthur Bea’s involvement in the community has been huge. She’s left a fantastic legacy of being an outstanding citizen that I’m proud to know and to have been associated with her,” said Macha.

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