Holly Williams Shares Heartbreaking Final Family Photo With Sister Katherine: ‘I Have No Words’

Holly Williams, singer/songwriter and daughter of Hank Williams Jr., is mourning the tragic loss of her sister, Katherine D. Williams-Dunning…


Lauren Jo Black

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June 14, 2020


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Williams Family; Photo Courtesy Holly Williams

Holly Williams, singer/songwriter and daughter of Hank Williams Jr., is mourning the tragic loss of her sister, Katherine D. Williams-Dunning just days after the passing of her great aunt, Loretta S. Fleming.

In a heartbreaking social media post, Holly shared the family’s final photo together.

“I have no words,” she began. “On Friday morning I talked the family into taking this picture and had no idea it would be our last together with my precious little sister Katie. We all went to my great aunts funeral on Thursday whom we all loved dearly, and now are faced with another one.”

Holly went on to ask for prayers and share an update on her brother-in-law’s condition.

“ALL we need is prayers,” she continued. “My daddy. My little brother. Katie’s husband (he is awake and responding don’t know injury extent yet). My niece and nephew. Her Mama. The Dunning family. All of us. So. Many. Prayers. Jesus is close. Thank you all ??❤️ Be merciful to me, O LORD, for I am in distress; my eyes grow weak with sorrow, my soul and my body with grief. Psalm 31:9.”

Katherine D. Williams-Dunning was killed on Saturday (June 13) in a car accident on Highway 79 in Henry County, Tennessee.

According to Tennessee Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Brad Wilbanks, 27-year-old Williams-Dunning was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe that was involved in a single-vehicle collision near West Antioch Road Northeast of Paris.

Williams-Dunning’s SUV was towing a boat and was traveling Southbound on Highway 79 at 7:44 p.m. when the SUV crossed over the dividing median on the four-lane highway and rolled over, crossing Northbound lanes and stopping on the East shoulder. She died from injuries sustained in the accident on the scene, according to WKRN.

Her husband, 29-year-old Tyler J. Dunning of Springville, was airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

Williams-Dunning was born on October 21, 1992. She is daughter of Williams Jr. and Mary Jane Thomas and the sister of singer Sam Williams’ and half-sister of Shelton Hank Williams (Hank III), Holly Williams and Hilary Williams.

Tyler and Katherine married in October of 2015. She leaves behind two children, a 5-year-old son named Beau Weston and a 2-year-old daughter named Audrey Jane.

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