Edwin Dibrell Williams, born January 19, 1910 at Greenbrier, Arkansas, passed away 20 years ago today at Searcy, Arkansas at the age of 82.
Williams performed as a second-baseman virtually his entire minor league career, but in 1942 the Columbus Red Birds stationed the 32-year-old at first-base where he appeared in 72 games, showing a very assured approach to defense as reflected by his .995 fielding percentage. He batted .264 with 72 hits in 85 games.
For the following few years Williams was performing for a different team, the US Army during World War II, returning to baseball at the Class A level in 1946.
He is buried at Thorn Cemetery in Greenbrier, Arkansas.